Notice of study commencement and public open house

City of Guelph Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Robertson booster pump station

Study objectives

The City has initiated a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for Robertson booster pump station (Robertson station) upgrades. As part of the 2008 Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan, upgrades are required to bring the station to current standards and increase the pump’s capacity in anticipation of future demands. This study will also take into consideration a new location for the pumping station. Robertson station is currently located at 14 Robertson Drive and is an important piece of infrastructure for the City, servicing more than 16,500 Guelph residents and businesses with potable water every day.

We want to hear from you

Your feedback is an important part of the EA process. The City will hold public open houses to gain your feedback, present potential options and our proposed methods for conducting the EA. Your feedback will be considered as we develop a list of alternative sites and the evaluation criteria to be considered.

The first public open house will be held:

October 16, 2019

6 – 8 p.m. Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, 683 Woolwich Street, Activity Room 4

Meeting details are also posted in the City’s meeting and event calendar at guelph.ca/events.

A second public open house will be held at a later date to present EA results and to give residents and stakeholders the opportunity to provide further feedback.

The process

The study is being conducted in accordance with the approved requirements for a Schedule ‘B’ project as described in the Municipal Engineers Association’s Municipal Class EA document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015).  The Class EA is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and includes public and agency consultation, an evaluation of alternatives, an assessment of potential impacts and identification of reasonable measures to mitigate any adverse impacts that may result.  Once a preferred alternative is selected and the EA is approved, the project may proceed to design and construction.

For more information

Please see the guelph.ca/robertson for the latest information about this project. 

To provide your comments, request additional information, be added to the project mailing list, or if you require this notice to be provided in an alternative format as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), please contact:

Jim Hall, P.Eng
Development and Infrastructure Engineer, Engineering and Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 3514
jim.hall@guelph.ca

Grant Parkinson, P.Eng
Senior Project Manager, Partner, GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
519-824-8150 extension 1231
grant.parkinson@gmblueplan.ca

This notice was first issued on October 7, 2019.