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Town-Wide Water Distribution Master Plan EA

Project Information 

The purpose of the Water Distribution Master Plan is to evaluate the Town’s long-term water distribution needs and identify a preferred solution to be implemented as required to match the Town’s growth. Only Schedule A and A+ projects are approved through this Master Plan. Additional studies and consultation will be required for Schedule B projects (e.g. storage facilities and pumping stations) and Schedule C projects (e.g. new or expanded water treatment facilities).

Notice of Completion

This study was carried out under Schedule ‘A+’ of the Municipal Class EA. While the Master Plan addresses the water supply/infrastructure need and justification at a broad level, more detailed studies will be conducted at a later date for some of the projects included in the Master Plan, including:

  • West Side (Lora Bay & Thornbury) Storage Expansion - Requires Schedule ‘B’ Class EA
  • East Side (Craigleith) Storage Expansion - Requires Schedule ‘B’ Class EA
  • East Side Water Supply - Requires Schedule ‘C’ Class EA
  • Various watermain and extensions – Schedule ’A’ or ‘A+’ Pre-Approved

By this Notice, this Master Plan Report, which contains details of the proposed alternatives, is being placed on public record for a thirty (30) day review period in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. Interested persons may review this document and provide comments to the Town within this 30-day period. Subject to the comments received as a result of this Notice, as well as funding opportunities and the receipt of necessary approvals, the Town may then proceed with the works.

The Master Plan Report is available for review on the Town’s website (coming soon). A copy of the completed report is available now at the Operations Department counter at Town Hall (32 Mill St, Thornbury) and the L.E. Shore Memorial Library (173 Bruce St S, Thornbury).

Please send any comments by November 23, 2019 to:

Michael Troop, P.Eng.
Manager, Senior Environmental Engineer
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
107-450 Speedvale Ave W
Guelph, ON N1H 7Y6
Phone: 519-763-0713 ext. 6522
Operations Department
Manager of Water and Wastewater Services
Town of The Blue Mountains
32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
Phone: 519-599-3131 ext. 226 watermasterplan@thebluemountains.ca

Notices, Reports and Public Consultation

Notice of Completion – Issued October 24, 2019

Project File Report Executive Summary

Project File – Full Report

Appendix A - Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Study

Appendix B - Ecological Survey and Environmental Impact Study

Appendix C - Stage 1 Archeological Assessment

Appendix D - Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment

Appendix E -Planning Context Report

Appendix F - Updates to Hydraulic Model to 2017

Appendix G - Detailed Storage Calculations

Appendix H - BPS and Storage Upgrades

Appendix I - Notice of Study Commencement

Appendix J - Agency Mailing List

Appendix K - Notice of PIC and Materials

Appendix L - Public and Agency Stakeholder Correspondence

Appendix M - Council Presentation

Town-Wide Water Master Plan Presentation Boards

Notice of Public Information Centre - May 29, 2019 

Notice of Study Commencement





Shawn Carey
Director of Operations
519-599-3131 x260

Manager of Water & Wastewater
519-599-3131 x226