Our Community, Our Water

Our Community, Our Water. Quarry site revitalization

A proposed solution for Dolime Quarry and City of Guelph

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.

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.

The proposal at a glance

  • Close the Dolime Quarry and bring the property, currently in Guelph-Eramosa Township, into the City of Guelph’s municipal boundary (the quarry owners will still own the property)
  • Give the City control of the quarry’s water supply and build an on-site water management system
  • Allow the property owner to create a new mixed-use residential neighbourhood that people can call home

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

We want to hear from you

Whether to pursue the proposed solution is an important City Council decision. City Council and City staff are sharing this proposal with our community before Council makes its decision.

Our Community, Our Water includes in-person and online opportunities for you to learn more about the proposed solution to revitalize the Dolime Quarry site and protect our drinking water.

In-person events will provide you with an opportunity to ask our experts questions. Upcoming dates are promoted on our website, social media feeds and through local media.

Register on haveyoursay.guelph.ca and join the conversation

Follow #ourcommunityourwater, ask questions and share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter.

We want to hear from you

Whether to pursue the proposed solution is an important City Council decision. City Council and City staff are sharing this proposal with our community before Council makes its decision.

Our Community, Our Water includes in-person and online opportunities for you to learn more about the proposed solution to revitalize the Dolime Quarry site and protect our drinking water.

  • In-person events will provide you with an opportunity to ask our experts questions. Upcoming dates are promoted on our website, social media feeds and through local media.
  • Register on haveyoursay.guelph.ca and join the conversation.
  • Follow #ourcommunityourwater, ask questions and share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter.

Next steps

We’ll capture and summarize your feedback in a report which we’ll share in early 2020, when City Council is expected to make its decision about whether or not to pursue the proposed solution.

In making its decision, City Council will consider water, financial, technical and planning aspects of the proposed solution, as well as your comments and our community’s values as identified through the Community Plan.

Once City Council has made a decision, we’ll provide our community with an update and next steps.

Resources

For more information

Our Community, Our Water. Quarry site revitalization

ocow@guelph.ca

519-822-1260 extension 3615