Category Archives: Water

Update: water main break repaired and Edinburgh open to all traffic

May 28, 2020

Water main break on Edinburgh Road being repaired. Water Street and southbound lanes on Edinburgh Road closed during repairs.
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Notice of work: Road closed for City groundwater test well drilling and water discharge

April 30, 2020

The road will be closed at Laird Road and Few Street. Work will begin on or around Friday, April 30 and take approximately six to eight weeks to complete. Continue reading Notice of work: Road closed for City groundwater test well drilling and water discharge


Programs and events at City facilities cancelled through July 5, 2020

April 7, 2020

All City of Guelph recreation centres, libraries, museums and theatres remain closed until April 30 to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19); all scheduled programs, performances and events at City facilities are cancelled through July 5, 2020. Continue reading Programs and events at City facilities cancelled through July 5, 2020


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

March 19, 2020

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

March 10, 2020

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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


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

February 6, 2020

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

February 6, 2020

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Join us February 13 for the first Water Supply Master Plan open house

January 23, 2020

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City testing sewage holding tank for leaks

January 17, 2020

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City completes engagement on proposal to address its concerns with Dolime Quarry operations

December 10, 2019

More than 230 residents from the City and Guelph-Eramosa Township attended the community open houses and pop-up information sessions to get more information, ask questions, and share their feedback. Continue reading City completes engagement on proposal to address its concerns with Dolime Quarry operations


Council approves 2020 capital budget and non-tax supported operating budget

November 13, 2019

City Council approved the 2020 capital budget and the non-tax supported operating budget, and received the 2021–2029 capital forecast. Continue reading Council approves 2020 capital budget and non-tax supported operating budget


Our Community, Our Water open house November 26

November 12, 2019

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Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the Water Supply Master Plan Update

October 31, 2019

The City is updating the Water Supply Master Plan. Continue reading Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the Water Supply Master Plan Update


City looking for community feedback on proposed solution to replace Dolime Quarry with residential neighbourhood

October 30, 2019

Visit Our Community, Our Water at haveyoursay.guelph.ca by November 30 to share your thoughts on the proposed solution to address the City’s concerns about how operations at the Dolime Quarry could affect Guelph’s drinking water. Continue reading City looking for community feedback on proposed solution to replace Dolime Quarry with residential neighbourhood


Our Community, Our Water open house October 29

October 22, 2019

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Our Community, Our Water open house October 29

October 1, 2019

The first Our Community, Our Water open house is happening on October 29 at City Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Continue reading Our Community, Our Water open house October 29


City and Dolime Quarry owners reach proposal to protect Guelph’s drinking water

October 1, 2019

The City of Guelph and the owners of the Dolime Quarry have reached a potential solution to address the City’s concerns about how operations at the quarry could affect Guelph’s drinking water. Continue reading City and Dolime Quarry owners reach proposal to protect Guelph’s drinking water


Arkell aqueduct maintenance: November 2019 project update

September 23, 2019

The inspection and maintenance of the Arkell aqueduct, where 60 to 80 per cent of Guelph’s water comes from, is underway. Continue reading Arkell aqueduct maintenance: November 2019 project update


Silvercreek Parkway closed between Woodlawn and Campbell for emergency watermain repair

September 16, 2019

Silvercreek Parkway closed between Woodlawn and Campbell for emergency watermain repair. Continue reading Silvercreek Parkway closed between Woodlawn and Campbell for emergency watermain repair


City to begin dead-end watermain flushing September 16

September 5, 2019

The City will begin dead-end watermain flushing throughout Guelph starting Monday, September 16 Continue reading City to begin dead-end watermain flushing September 16


Information about the City’s plans to provide comment on LaFarge Canada’s water-taking application

August 12, 2019

The City has reviewed Lafarge’s application and will develop our based on analysis from the groundwater flow modeling currently underway. Continue reading Information about the City’s plans to provide comment on LaFarge Canada’s water-taking application


City launches private water well and septic decommissioning rebate program

August 2, 2019

The City is offering rebates to help property owners decommission private water wells and septic systems. Continue reading City launches private water well and septic decommissioning rebate program


Sleeman Breweries’ Water Smart Business upgrades save over 5,000 kegs’ worth of water a day

June 25, 2019

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Burke well upgrades improve water service to 13,000 homes

June 5, 2019

Continue reading Burke well upgrades improve water service to 13,000 homes


City releases updated preferred structure for Clair-Maltby

May 2, 2019

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Mandatory residential water meter replacements start May 6

April 29, 2019

Continue reading Mandatory residential water meter replacements start May 6


Things looking rosy with City of Guelph’s new GM of Environmental Services

April 29, 2019

Today the City of Guelph welcomes Jennifer Rose as the general manager of Environmental Services. Rose comes to the City with 15 years’ experience in the municipal sector, most recently as director of Environmental Services for the City of Vaughan. Continue reading Things looking rosy with City of Guelph’s new GM of Environmental Services


Guelph wins award for protecting local drinking water sources

April 2, 2019

Guelph has won an Exemplary Source Water Protection Award from the American Water Works Association Continue reading Guelph wins award for protecting local drinking water sources


Guelph first Canadian city recognized by the Alliance for Water Efficiency

January 21, 2019

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Guelph’s Wastewater Treatment Plant earns silver level recognition from the Grand River Conservation Authority

December 20, 2018

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City moving forward with Clythe well upgrades

October 16, 2018

The City is moving forward with the detail design of a water treatment facility at 37 Watson Road, across from the existing Clythe well site. Continue reading City moving forward with Clythe well upgrades


Changes to bulk City water revenue meter installation standards

August 16, 2018

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City launches updated Blue Built Home program

May 15, 2018

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Changes to water metering requirements for new developments, part 2 – effective July 1, 2018

May 2, 2018

This notice provides supplementary information to the Building Services and Water Servicesnotice released on February 12, 2018. Continue reading Changes to water metering requirements for new developments, part 2 – effective July 1, 2018


Notice of study completion: Schedule ‘B’ Class Environmental Assessment for Clythe Well Treatment Upgrades

March 29, 2018

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City introducing water and wastewater credit programs

March 27, 2018

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City sharing groundwater modeling analysis with Nestlé Waters Canada to meet new provincial guidelines for water-taking permits

March 9, 2018

Continue reading City sharing groundwater modeling analysis with Nestlé Waters Canada to meet new provincial guidelines for water-taking permits


Changes to water metering requirements for new developments – effective July 1, 2018

February 12, 2018

Attention: Homebuilders, architects, engineers, industrial/commercial/institutional contractors Continue reading Changes to water metering requirements for new developments – effective July 1, 2018


Stormwater credit and rebate program starts January 1

December 15, 2017

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Open house: Schedule ‘B’ Class Environmental Assessment for Clythe Well treatment upgrades

October 5, 2017

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Billing exemptions study: final consultation reports

August 15, 2017

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City to play greater role in protecting Guelph’s source water

August 1, 2017

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Construction underway at Burke well

July 31, 2017

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Stormwater service fee credit program study: July 2017 update

July 31, 2017

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City’s rainwater harvesting bus wash wins national award

June 23, 2017

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Stormwater service fee credit program to be considered by Council July 4

June 22, 2017

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City wins two Ontario Water Works Association awards

May 10, 2017

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Federal infrastructure funding projects

March 31, 2017

The City’s applications to date have successfully secured $17.3 million for eight infrastructure-related projects in our community. Continue reading Federal infrastructure funding projects