The Project 

The City of Brantford (the City), through their consultant, AECOM, has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study for the upgrade of the Greenwich Sewage Pumping Station (see map).  The existing Greenwich Sewage Pumping Station is over 100 years old.  Recent inspections have noted several structural and mechanical deficiencies that cause concern for station operation and maintenance.  This includes the need to replace the existing diesel generator for standby power.

The Process

The study is being conducted in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule B project as described in the Municipal Engineers Association, Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in 2007).  The Municipal Class EA applies to public sector agencies that are undertaking common water, wastewater and road infrastructure projects.  The Class EA process includes public and review agency consultation, an evaluation of alternatives, an assessment of the impacts of the proposed improvements, and identification of measures to mitigate any adverse impacts.