Category Archives: Water

Maintenance of stormwater management ponds begins November 16

November 13, 2020

The City will begin maintenance work at two stormwater management (SWM) ponds in Guelph starting on November 16. Continue reading Maintenance of stormwater management ponds begins November 16


Growth, digital services and COVID-19 at the centre of the City’s 2021 budget talks

November 5, 2020

There’s lots to talk about as City Council prepares to consider the proposed 2021 budget. With a four-year budget perspective, Council will only approve the 2021 budget this year, but will see the financial impacts of service decisions and plans beyond one year.
Continue reading Growth, digital services and COVID-19 at the centre of the City’s 2021 budget talks


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

January 23, 2020

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


City testing sewage holding tank for leaks

January 17, 2020

Continue reading City testing sewage holding tank for leaks


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


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

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


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

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


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

Continue reading City releases updated preferred structure for Clair-Maltby


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

Continue reading Guelph first Canadian city recognized by the Alliance for Water Efficiency


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

December 20, 2018

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


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

Continue reading Changes to bulk City water revenue meter installation standards


City launches updated Blue Built Home program

May 15, 2018

Continue reading City launches updated Blue Built Home program


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

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


City introducing water and wastewater credit programs

March 27, 2018

Continue reading City introducing water and wastewater credit programs


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