Our Community, Our Water


Our community, our water. Quarry site revitalization

A solution for Dolime Quarry and City of Guelph

The City of Guelph and the owners of the Dolime Quarry reached a potential solution to address the City’s concerns about how operations at the quarry could affect Guelph’s drinking water. In March 2020, after hearing feedback from the community, City Council directed staff to pursue the proposed solution. Staff are working on agreements and next steps with the owners of the Dolime quarry and updates will continue to be shared here.
The City’s concerns around the future of our drinking water date back to 2002. While the owners of the Dolime Quarry don’t agree with the City’s concerns, we’ve worked together to find a solution. The proposed solution is an innovative and unique approach that would address Guelph’s long-term water needs and lead to a more compatible land use in an urban setting.

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The proposal at a glance

Close the Dolime Quarry and bring the site, currently in Guelph-Eramosa Township, into the City of Guelph’s municipal boundary
Give the City control of the quarry’s water supply and build an on-site water management system
Create a new mixed-use residential neighbourhood that people can call home

Community Feedback

Whether to pursue the proposed solution was an important City Council decision. City Council and City staff shared this proposal with our community before Council made its decision.

Our Community, Our Water included in-person and online opportunities for our community to learn more about the proposed solution to revitalize the Dolime Quarry site and protect our drinking water. A report summarizing your feedback was shared with the community and Council in February 2020.

Next steps

City staff is currently working with the owners of the Dolime Quarry to develop agreements to implement the proposed solution.