Robertson booster pump station Environmental Assessment

Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Robertson pump station upgrades

About the project

The City of Guelph has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed upgrades to Robertson booster pump station (Robertson station).

Robertson station is 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.

The needed upgrades were identified as part of the 2008 Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan and will address the following:

  1. Needed upgrades for the station to meet current standards;
  2. increasing the pump’s capacity in anticipation of future demands; and
  3. consideration of a new location for the pumping station

Timing and milestones

  • Public open house number 1: October 16, 2019
  • Public open house number 2: February 19, 2020, 6 to 8 p.m. at Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, 683 Woolwich Street, Activity Room 3

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.

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For more information

Jim Hall, P.Eng
Development/Infrastructure Engineer, Engineering and Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 3514
[email protected]