Feasibility of Water Storage Facility 

Pressure District #1 Water Storage Class Environmental Assessment Notice of Study Completion

The Study

The City of Brantford has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study for Water Storage within Pressure District # 1 (PD#1).  Additional water storage capacity is required to address growth within PD#1 (located in the south part of the City), and to provide security of supply.  This study also included a review of ways to improve existing low water pressure issues. 

The Process

The study was completed in accordance with the requirements for Schedule “B” projects as described in the Municipal Engineers Association’s “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA)” document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015).  The recommended solution consists of a new elevated water storage tank in PD#1 and a booster pumping station to service future development in the Colborne St. W. area. Through the evaluation of alternative water storage tank locations including public consultation, the preferred water storage site is located on City owned lands on Shellard Lane (Site F).  

Map location isolate pressure zone and station

Project File Report

A Project File Report documenting the planning and decision making process has been prepared and is available for review for 30 calendar days beginning May 26, 2016 and ending June 24, 2016 at the following locations, during regular business hours:

  1. Engineering Desk Brantford City Hall, 100 Wellington Square
    Phone: 519-759-1350
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed Saturday & Sunday
  2. Brantford Public Library Main Branch, 173 Colborne St.
    Phone: 519-756-2220
    Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
  3. St. Paul Avenue Branch Library, 441 St. Paul Avenue
    Phone: 519-753-2179
    Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed Sunday & Monday

Please provide written comments to Paul Eldridge, at the address below within the 30 day review period.  If concerns cannot be resolved, you may request that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change make an Order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act which addresses individual environmental assessments.  The Minister must receive requests for Part II Orders at the address below by 4:30pm on June 24, 2016.  If no request is received by June 24, 2016, the project will proceed to design as presented in the Project File Report.

The Honourable Glen Murray, 
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
77 Wellesley Street West, 11th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto, ON, M7A 2T5

Mr. Paul Eldridge, C.E.T.
Manager, Technical Services  
City of Brantford
100 Wellington Square, P.O. Box 818
Brantford, ON  N3T 5R7
Tel:  519-759-1350 ext. 2291
Fax:  519-754-0724
Email: peldridge@brantford.ca

Ms. Patty Quackenbush, P.Eng.
Project Manager
50 Sportsworld Crossing Rd., Suite 290    
Kitchener, ON  N2P 0A4    
Tel: 519-650-8691
Fax: 519-650-3424
Email: patty.quackenbush@aecom.com

To view the Assessment Document:

  1. Click view "Pressure District # 1 Water Storage Municipal Class Environmental Assessment" eBrochure online (faster download)
  2. Click to download "Pressure District # 1 Water Storage Municipal Class Environmental Assessment" in PDF format (slower download, 34mb)

Public Consultation Reference Documents

  1. Public Consultation Presentation Including Maps and Views (1.6 MB PDF format)
  2. South View of Site

Click for previous notification of Public Information Centre held May and June 2015

City of Brantford Environmental Service 519-759-1350

Comments and information regarding this project are collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of meeting environmental assessment requirements.

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