Water Supply Master Plan

Water Supply Master Plan update (2019)

The City of Guelph has updated the 2014 Water Supply Master Plan to review our water supply sources and identify priorities, including sustainable municipal water supply options, from now until 2051.

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How you can have your say

Your feedback is an important part of the Master Plan update process.

Here’s how you can have your say:

Background and process

Today, our existing water supply fulfills the City’s commitment to provide a safe and reliable supply of water. The Master Plan – updated approximately every 5 years – provides short-term, mid-term and long-term water supply options to ensure we can continue to meet the demands of Guelph’s growing population.

The current Master Plan update was initiated in 2019 and followed Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) in accordance with Approach #1 of the Master Plan Process described in the MEAC Manual (amended in 2015) by the Municipal Engineers Association. Through analysis and evaluation of alternative projects, and input from the public, Indigenous Peoples, the Community Liaison Group, and agency and municipality consultation, the recommended preferred water supply alternatives were selected and refined. The Master Plan also identifies next steps for how the City may proceed with future water supply projects. This current update was coordinated with the Official Plan and contains plans for execution of individual projects consisting of Class Environmental Assessment Schedule B and C activities.

Next steps

The full draft Master Plan update is being placed on public record for a 90-day review period in accordance with the requirements of the MCEA process. This period began on January 10, 2022. Please provide all written comments by April 10, 2022 (within 90 days of the Notice of Completion being issued).

A hard copy is available for reference at the Guelph Public Library’s main branch. All comments will become part of the public record of the Master Plan update with the exception of personal information.


Water Supply Master Plan Update Draft Final Report – Full Report

Guelph Water Supply Master Plan – Phase one report and engagement results

For more information

To provide your comments, request additional information, be added to the project mailing list, or if you require information to be provided in an alternative format as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), please contact:

Dave Belanger, Water Supply Program Manager
Water Services
Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise
City of Guelph
519-822-1260, extension 2186
[email protected]

Matthew Alexander, Project Manager
AECOM Canada Ltd
[email protected]