Burke Well Station

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Burke Well Station Upgrades Class Environmental Assessment

Renewing the City’s Water Supply Infrastructure

The City of Guelph has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment study for a project to resolve aesthetic water quality issues related to the Burke well and to upgrade the station to optimize pumping and ensure reliable and efficient operation. The project is planned to include provision of filtration equipment which will remove manganese and iron from the water. Plans also include expansion of the water storage reservoir, new pumps to allow diurnal variation in pumping and related equipment. The upgrades to the Burke Well Station may possibly incorporate infrastructure to allow in the future, the possibility of accommodating water from other municipal wells in the vicinity.

The Process

This study is being planned under Schedule B of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (Municipal Engineers Association, October 2000 as amended in 2007 & 2011) under Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act. The Class Environmental Assessment process includes public and review agency consultation, an evaluation of alternatives, an assessment of the potential environmental effects of the proposed improvements, and identification of reasonable measures to mitigate any adverse impacts that may result.

You are encouraged to provide your comments to the project team.


Notice of Study Commencement Burke Well Station – Notice of Study Completion Burke Well Station Class Environmental Assessment – Final Report

Open House and Public Meeting – November 7, 2012

Open House Boards

For more information

Karl Cober, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Project Manager
1 Carden Street Guelph ON N1H 3A1
519-822-1260 extension 2187