The Township oof Centre Wellington is currently undertaking its first Water and Wastewater Service Master Plan. The main objectives of this plan is to provide the Township with an understanding of how the existing water and wastewater networks are functioning, identify current and future capacity constraints, evaluate opportunities to increase system capacity, and inform short and long range planning to maintain or improve levels of service and accommodate future growth in the Township.

Notice of Public Information Centre (PIC) #1

You Are Invited!

The Township of Centre Wellington welcomes your attendance at the Key Township Projects Open House and Mayor’s Town Hall for Public Information Centre (PIC) #1 of the Water and Wastewater Service Master Plan. This PIC will be displaying background information for the project and seeking feedback from the public on issues they experience with the system or improvements they would like to see incorporated.

Date & Time:
May 30th, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location:
CW Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave E, Fergus, N1M 2W5

The Process

Our study is following the requirements of Phases 1 & 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) in accordance with Approach #1 of the Master Plan Process described in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment by the Municipal Engineers Association. When we are complete, after our Master Plan is reviewed by the community and approved by the Township Council, we will have evaluated and prioritized a number of Class EA projects and developed an implementation strategy.

The Notice of Commencement is included in the documents section of this page for some additional information.

What’s involved in the Master Plan

The Master Plan will review and summarize all water and wastewater system background information and capture any gaps in existing information. The information will be analyzed in order to define current levels of service for customers. From this data, system models will be crated and calibrated to determine future requirements and establish design criteria to accommodate planned population and employment growth. Preliminary alternative solutions will be provided for areas shown to have deficiencies. In consultation with members of the public, external agencies, and Indigenous Communities, a preferred water and wastewater servicing strategy will be selected.

To establish a preferred alternative the project team will assess the potential impacts of each alternative identified. This may be an iterative evaluation process including refinement of the preferred alternatives, new options and combinations as they arise. Once a preferred strategy is established, a project Implementation Plan will be prepared.

Consultation Plan

A key component of the MCEA process is consultation with members of the public, external agencies, and Indigenous Communities. The following consultation activities are being carried out as part of this Master Plan process:

  • Creation of a webpage on connectCW.ca providing project details, notices, technical resources and updates;
  • Two (2) Online Public Information Centres (PIC) are planned throughout the course of the project to present key aspects of the process and obtain public input. Details of the PICs will be advertised in the Wellington Advertiser and on connectCW.ca closer to the date;
  • Updates to Township Council at key project decision points and milestones; and, Advertisement of all project notices in the Wellington Advertiser.

Project Contacts

If you have any questions or comments regarding the study, or wish to be added to the project contact list to receive notices, please contact a member of the project team:

Ryan Maiden, P.Eng.

Water and Wastewater Capital Manager
Township of Centre Wellington
1 MacDonald Square
Elora, ONN0B 1S0
519-846-9691 ext. 285
Rmaiden@centrewellington.ca

Dania Chehab, P.Eng., M.Eng.

Project Manager
R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
2001 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 300
Toronto, ONM2J 4Z8
416-497-8600 ext. 1456
DChehab@rvanderson.com