Category Archives: Environment

City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19

October 30, 2020

The City is restoring municipal programs and services with COVID-19 guidelines in place. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19


City doing a dye test in Guelph’s stormwater drains starting November 2

October 28, 2020

City doing a dye test in Guelph’s stormwater drains starting November 2 Continue reading City doing a dye test in Guelph’s stormwater drains starting November 2


Have your say on how the City manages all things water in Guelph

October 28, 2020

Have your say on how the City manages all things water in Guelph Continue reading Have your say on how the City manages all things water in Guelph


Water Supply Master Plan project update

October 28, 2020

Water Supply Master Plan project update Continue reading Water Supply Master Plan project update


City conducting a phone survey about Guelph’s wastewater

October 22, 2020

City conducting a phone survey about Guelph’s wastewater Continue reading City conducting a phone survey about Guelph’s wastewater


Construction notice: Construction at John Galt Park underway to prepare for Locomotive 6167 move

October 22, 2020

The City is doing construction in John Galt Park to prepare the site for Locomotive 6167, which is relocating to the park by December 2020. Continue reading Construction notice: Construction at John Galt Park underway to prepare for Locomotive 6167 move


Construction notice: Work on watermains in Guelph’s north east neighbourhood begins in November

October 20, 2020

Starting November 9, the City is working with a contractor, CP Systems, to install anodes at select watermains to reduce watermain breaks. Continue reading Construction notice: Work on watermains in Guelph’s north east neighbourhood begins in November


Arkell aqueduct maintenance: October 2020 project update

October 20, 2020

Arkell aqueduct maintenance: October 2020 project update Continue reading Arkell aqueduct maintenance: October 2020 project update


Five easy ways to deal with your fall yard waste

October 14, 2020

Options for leaves and yard waste, mulch and leave them on the lawn, use your green cart, bag them for collection, rake them to curb or drop them off Continue reading Five easy ways to deal with your fall yard waste


UPDATED: Covered Bridge and parking lot entrance closed for periods between October 5-9

October 7, 2020

The covered bridge will be closed periodically between October 3-9. Continue reading UPDATED: Covered Bridge and parking lot entrance closed for periods between October 5-9


Council supports City’s next phase of work for the Urban Forest Management Plan

October 6, 2020

Council has approved  the next phase of work proposed for the next five years of the City’s Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP). Continue reading Council supports City’s next phase of work for the Urban Forest Management Plan


Fall cleaning of City water mains begins October 13

October 1, 2020

Water main cleaning in selected areas of Guelph starts on Tuesday, September 4. Cleaning activities will be complete by the end of November. Continue reading Fall cleaning of City water mains begins October 13


The City is performing sanitary sewer smoke tests starting October 13

September 29, 2020

Guelph residents may see smoke coming from maintenance holes Continue reading The City is performing sanitary sewer smoke tests starting October 13


Five free ways to get rid of your leaves and yard waste this fall

September 28, 2020

Five free ways to get rid of your leaves and yard waste this fall Continue reading Five free ways to get rid of your leaves and yard waste this fall


City partners with public health and ARCH to address discarded needles in Guelph

September 25, 2020

City partners with public health and ARCH to address discarded needles in Guelph. Continue reading City partners with public health and ARCH to address discarded needles in Guelph


City demolishing sewage pumping station on Gordon Street starting October 8

September 25, 2020

City demolishing sewage pumping station on Gordon Street starting October 8 Continue reading City demolishing sewage pumping station on Gordon Street starting October 8


Temporary sanitary sewer bypass in place on Woolwich Street

September 23, 2020

Continue reading Temporary sanitary sewer bypass in place on Woolwich Street


Report shows the City is making headway on renewable energy goal

September 17, 2020

Report shows the City is making headway on renewable energy goal Continue reading Report shows the City is making headway on renewable energy goal


Emergency water main repairs on Silvercreek Parkway to continue through the weekend

September 4, 2020

Guelph crews are responding to a water main break on Silvercreek Parkway North. The City expects to repair the water main over the weekend, and road repairs will continue through next week. Continue reading Emergency water main repairs on Silvercreek Parkway to continue through the weekend


City to inspect water main valves starting September 8

September 4, 2020

City to inspect water main valves starting September 8 Continue reading City to inspect water main valves starting September 8


City resuming appointment-based Water Services maintenance programs

September 1, 2020

City resuming appointment-based Water Services maintenance programs Continue reading City resuming appointment-based Water Services maintenance programs


Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1

August 31, 2020

Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1 Continue reading Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1


City doing two more dye tests to look at river flow patterns

August 21, 2020

Speed River may show pink tint south of wastewater treatment plant Continue reading City doing two more dye tests to look at river flow patterns


Tree removals at Peter Misersky Park start August 20

August 18, 2020

We’re removing ash and trees that are dead, dying or causing harm from Peter Misersky Park on August 20, as a part of our annual tree maintenance process. Continue reading Tree removals at Peter Misersky Park start August 20


Have your say on how we manage waste in Guelph

August 17, 2020

Join the conversation to help guide Guelph’s Solid Waste Management Master Plan Continue reading Have your say on how we manage waste in Guelph


We’re updating our plan for how we manage wastewater in Guelph

July 22, 2020

Continue reading We’re updating our plan for how we manage wastewater in Guelph


We’ve got a plan for our ash—do you have a plan for yours?

July 20, 2020

We’re continuing to monitor, maintain and remove ash trees impacted by the emerald ash borer on public property and it’s important that you check ash trees on your property too. Continue reading We’ve got a plan for our ash—do you have a plan for yours?


Construction notice: Water main repairs on Stevenson Street North Thursday, July 9

July 8, 2020

Continue reading Construction notice: Water main repairs on Stevenson Street North Thursday, July 9


Guelph is heating up: Level yellow outside watering restrictions now in effect

July 8, 2020

Continue reading Guelph is heating up: Level yellow outside watering restrictions now in effect


Update on soil vapour testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence and laneway

June 25, 2020

Update on the findings of the additional soil vapour investigation completed on Menzie, Audrey and Lawrence Avenues and the laneway in April 2020. Continue reading Update on soil vapour testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence and laneway


City gets $100,000 from Government of Canada to add 20 public electric vehicle charging stations

June 18, 2020

Continue reading City gets $100,000 from Government of Canada to add 20 public electric vehicle charging stations


Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway

June 17, 2020

Guelph City Council approves downtown dining district, increasing support for local non-profit organizations and reinstating parking fees, transit fares Continue reading Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway


Construction notice: Sewer repairs on Stevenson Street North Thursday, June 18

June 15, 2020

Continue reading Construction notice: Sewer repairs on Stevenson Street North Thursday, June 18


City preparing to restart some services

June 12, 2020

Work is underway to prepare City buildings, restart services, and ensure processes are in place to keep our community and employees safe. Continue reading City preparing to restart some services


City using dye to look at river flow patterns

June 3, 2020

Continue reading City using dye to look at river flow patterns


Construction notice: Emergency water main repair at Paisley Road and Edinburgh Road North tomorrow, June 3

June 2, 2020

Emergency water main repair at Paisley Road and Edinburgh Road North happening June 3 Continue reading Construction notice: Emergency water main repair at Paisley Road and Edinburgh Road North tomorrow, June 3


Council approves Clair-Maltby open space system strategy

May 25, 2020

Guelph Council approved the Clair-Maltby open space system strategy which plans for 38 hectares of open space, equal to almost 47 Canadian football fields. Continue reading Council approves Clair-Maltby open space system strategy


Kids get growing in the garden

May 14, 2020

Continue reading Kids get growing in the garden


Community gardens open May 15 under COVID-19 guidelines

May 12, 2020

Community gardens in Guelph will open on May 15, following the Provincial Order to include community gardens as an essential service during COVID-19. Continue reading Community gardens open May 15 under COVID-19 guidelines


Mowing and hazard tree removals underway

April 29, 2020

We’re resuming hazard tree removals and a reduced schedule of mowing in our parks and sports fields. Continue reading Mowing and hazard tree removals underway


Guelph City Council approves more fiscal relief measures in response to COVID-19

April 16, 2020

During an emergency meeting earlier today, Guelph City Council approved several recommendations to support the City’s response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Continue reading Guelph City Council approves more fiscal relief measures in response to COVID-19


Second round of soil vapour testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence and laneway starts April 6

April 3, 2020

The City is taking follow-up samples from soil vapour probes on Menzie, Audrey and Lawrence Avenues, and on the laneway between Lawrence and Victoria Road South April 6-8. Continue reading Second round of soil vapour testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence and laneway starts April 6


Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the Stormwater Management Master Plan update

March 19, 2020

Continue reading Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the Stormwater Management Master Plan update


March 2020: Update on environmental testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence Avenues

March 13, 2020

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is taking the lead on indoor air sampling of 20 potentially affected homes. Continue reading March 2020: Update on environmental testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence Avenues


City expands Blue Built Home program to include units in new multi-residential buildings

March 10, 2020

City expands Blue Built Home program to include units in new multi-residential buildings Continue reading City expands Blue Built Home program to include units in new multi-residential buildings


Mandatory water meter inspections

March 4, 2020

All water meters installed for new construction within the City of Guelph shall be inspected by Building Services. Continue reading Mandatory water meter inspections


Proposed solution to address City’s concerns with Dolime Quarry before Council in March

February 20, 2020

On March 30 City Council is expected to make a decision about the proposed solution to address the City’s concerns with operations at the Dolime Quarry. Continue reading Proposed solution to address City’s concerns with Dolime Quarry before Council in March


Staff-recommended open space strategy for Clair-Maltby to be discussed at Council in March

February 20, 2020

City staff is bringing its recommendation for the Clair-Maltby open space system strategy to Council’s Committee of the Whole on March 2. Continue reading Staff-recommended open space strategy for Clair-Maltby to be discussed at Council in March


Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan Municipal Class Environmental Assessment update

February 6, 2020

Continue reading Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan Municipal Class Environmental Assessment update


Notice of second public open house: City of Guelph Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Robertson booster pump station

February 6, 2020

Continue reading Notice of second public open house: City of Guelph Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Robertson booster pump station