Wallaceburg Water Treatment Servicing Study

The Study

The Public Utilities Commission for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent (CK PUC) is conducting a study to identify and re-evaluate alternatives for the existing Wallaceburg Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to meet the current and future needs of the Community of Wallaceburg and neighbouring communities while also satisfying industrial demands. As a part of this study, aspects of the water supply infrastructure will be evaluated, including the following:

  • A potential new Wallaceburg WTP
  • Alternatives for a new raw water intake and a new low-lift pumping station for the Wallaceburg WTP
  • Water availability at Chenal Ecarte to meet an increase in the forecast future water demand
  • Water supply to the Dresden Water Distribution System (WDS), a potentially new independent pressure zone
  • Water supply to support potential greenhouse development in the service area
  • A review of the interconnection from the Lambton Area Water Supply System to the Wallaceburg WDS

The Wallaceburg WTP is a critical component within the Wallaceburg Water Supply System that is reaching the end of its life expectancy and is known to be susceptible to failures requiring frequent repairs and replacement. In addition to the anticipated needs for a resilient water supply, there is also a forecast of increased water demand for industrial growth, expanded service area, and development of greenhouse.

To identify the preferred solution(s) for water supply to meet future demands, the CK PUC will evaluate and identify potential alternatives for water supply and design preferred long-term solutions to revitalize and renew the Wallaceburg WTP to reliably meet current water quality regulations and system safeguards.

Project Timeline

The Process

The assessment is being carried out in accordance with the planning and design process for “Schedule C” projects under the Environmental Assessment Act as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, and 2015).

Public input and comments are encouraged throughout the study. The Project Team will consult with the public and review agencies throughout the Class Environmental Assessment study. Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held to provide information on the study progress and to facilitate your input. We will publish invitation notices to the PICs in local newspapers and on the Municipality’s website www.ckpuc.ca and will distribute the notices to those individuals expressing an interest in this project. Because of restrictions under COVID-19, PICs may be held in a virtual format In advance of the scheduled time for the PICs, the required format for the PIC will be assessed, and appropriate information will be provided to the public through the Notice of PIC.

Public Consultation and Notices

Public Notices will be issued throughout the course of the study to notify stakeholders and the public of the project status, the Public Information Centre (PIC), and to invite the feedback.

  • First Notice of Commencement: August 11, 2020
  • Second Notice of Commencement: March 09, 2021

All personal information included in a submission, such as name, address, telephone number, and property location, is collected, maintained, and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in Section 37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential. For more information, please contact the Project Officer or the Ministry of the Environment’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at 416-819-5148.

The Study

The Public Utilities Commission for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent (CK PUC) is conducting a study to identify and re-evaluate alternatives for the existing Wallaceburg Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to meet the current and future needs of the Community of Wallaceburg and neighbouring communities while also satisfying industrial demands. As a part of this study, aspects of the water supply infrastructure will be evaluated, including the following:

  • A potential new Wallaceburg WTP
  • Alternatives for a new raw water intake and a new low-lift pumping station for the Wallaceburg WTP
  • Water availability at Chenal Ecarte to meet an increase in the forecast future water demand
  • Water supply to the Dresden Water Distribution System (WDS), a potentially new independent pressure zone
  • Water supply to support potential greenhouse development in the service area
  • A review of the interconnection from the Lambton Area Water Supply System to the Wallaceburg WDS

The Wallaceburg WTP is a critical component within the Wallaceburg Water Supply System that is reaching the end of its life expectancy and is known to be susceptible to failures requiring frequent repairs and replacement. In addition to the anticipated needs for a resilient water supply, there is also a forecast of increased water demand for industrial growth, expanded service area, and development of greenhouse.

To identify the preferred solution(s) for water supply to meet future demands, the CK PUC will evaluate and identify potential alternatives for water supply and design preferred long-term solutions to revitalize and renew the Wallaceburg WTP to reliably meet current water quality regulations and system safeguards.

Project Timeline

The Process

The assessment is being carried out in accordance with the planning and design process for “Schedule C” projects under the Environmental Assessment Act as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, and 2015).

Public input and comments are encouraged throughout the study. The Project Team will consult with the public and review agencies throughout the Class Environmental Assessment study. Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held to provide information on the study progress and to facilitate your input. We will publish invitation notices to the PICs in local newspapers and on the Municipality’s website www.ckpuc.ca and will distribute the notices to those individuals expressing an interest in this project. Because of restrictions under COVID-19, PICs may be held in a virtual format In advance of the scheduled time for the PICs, the required format for the PIC will be assessed, and appropriate information will be provided to the public through the Notice of PIC.

Public Consultation and Notices

Public Notices will be issued throughout the course of the study to notify stakeholders and the public of the project status, the Public Information Centre (PIC), and to invite the feedback.

  • First Notice of Commencement: August 11, 2020
  • Second Notice of Commencement: March 09, 2021

All personal information included in a submission, such as name, address, telephone number, and property location, is collected, maintained, and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in Section 37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential. For more information, please contact the Project Officer or the Ministry of the Environment’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at 416-819-5148.

Page last updated: 10 August 2021, 14:21