Water Supply Master Plan

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The Township of Centre Wellington is creating a Water Supply Master Plan (Master Plan) to define where and how we will continue to provide safe and reliable water from now until 2041. Since early 2018, we have been reviewing water demand projections and existing water supply capacity, reviewing water conservation options, and exploring future water supply alternatives. We are now seeking input from the community on the evaluation of the water supply alternatives in order to confirm the preferred alternatives.


The Process
Our study is following the requirements of Phases 1 & 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) in accordance with Approach #1 of the Master Plan Process described in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment by the Municipal Engineers Association. When we’re done – after our Master Plan is reviewed by the community and approved by Township Council – we will have evaluated and prioritized a number of priority Class EA projects and developed an implementation strategy that will ensure the continuation of the safe and reliable water supply services we provide to the community.


What's involved in the Water Supply Master Plan?

Estimate Demand
We are planning for the anticipated growth in CW to 2041. This means we will be providing safe and reliable water to more residential, industrial, commercial and institutional customers in our urban centres.

Determine need
The amount of water the Township's current water supply system can provide will be reviewed for various scenarios including the potential impact of climate change, and compared to the estimated future demand for water. this will determine how much additional water supply is needed.

Identify and Evaluate Alternatives
In addition to considering water conservation and demand management, we will be development and evaluating alternatives for additional supplies, including optimization of existing wells and development new supply opportunities.

Develop Preferred Long-term Solution
Long-term recommendations will include implementation of defined projects


View the Draft Water Supply Master Plan, dated July 17, 2019

Appendix A - Background Documentation (Natural Heritage)

Background:

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 the first Public Information Centre for the Water Supply Master Plan as part of our Key Township Projects Open House. If you were unable to attend, please take a moment to review the display boards present which explain the project and next steps.

An interim status report on the Water Supply Master Plan (WSMP) was presented to Council during Committee of the Whole on June 18, 2018 to provide an update on work completed to date including: water demand projections; current water capacity assessment; groundwater modelling scenarios using the calibrated numerical model developed for the Scoped Tier 3 Water Budget; and public feedback received to date.

View the presentation made to Council on June 18, 2018.

The second Public Information meeting took place on Wednesday, April 24 as part of the Key Township Open House. If you missed the meeting but would like to provide comments on the Water Supply Master Plan, view the boards from the meeting and ask a question below.

Water Supply Master Plan project meeting boards - April 24, 2019

Technical Memorandum #3, May, 2019

The Township of Centre Wellington is creating a Water Supply Master Plan (Master Plan) to define where and how we will continue to provide safe and reliable water from now until 2041. Since early 2018, we have been reviewing water demand projections and existing water supply capacity, reviewing water conservation options, and exploring future water supply alternatives. We are now seeking input from the community on the evaluation of the water supply alternatives in order to confirm the preferred alternatives.


The Process
Our study is following the requirements of Phases 1 & 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) in accordance with Approach #1 of the Master Plan Process described in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment by the Municipal Engineers Association. When we’re done – after our Master Plan is reviewed by the community and approved by Township Council – we will have evaluated and prioritized a number of priority Class EA projects and developed an implementation strategy that will ensure the continuation of the safe and reliable water supply services we provide to the community.


What's involved in the Water Supply Master Plan?

Estimate Demand
We are planning for the anticipated growth in CW to 2041. This means we will be providing safe and reliable water to more residential, industrial, commercial and institutional customers in our urban centres.

Determine need
The amount of water the Township's current water supply system can provide will be reviewed for various scenarios including the potential impact of climate change, and compared to the estimated future demand for water. this will determine how much additional water supply is needed.

Identify and Evaluate Alternatives
In addition to considering water conservation and demand management, we will be development and evaluating alternatives for additional supplies, including optimization of existing wells and development new supply opportunities.

Develop Preferred Long-term Solution
Long-term recommendations will include implementation of defined projects


View the Draft Water Supply Master Plan, dated July 17, 2019

Appendix A - Background Documentation (Natural Heritage)

Background:

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 the first Public Information Centre for the Water Supply Master Plan as part of our Key Township Projects Open House. If you were unable to attend, please take a moment to review the display boards present which explain the project and next steps.

An interim status report on the Water Supply Master Plan (WSMP) was presented to Council during Committee of the Whole on June 18, 2018 to provide an update on work completed to date including: water demand projections; current water capacity assessment; groundwater modelling scenarios using the calibrated numerical model developed for the Scoped Tier 3 Water Budget; and public feedback received to date.

View the presentation made to Council on June 18, 2018.

The second Public Information meeting took place on Wednesday, April 24 as part of the Key Township Open House. If you missed the meeting but would like to provide comments on the Water Supply Master Plan, view the boards from the meeting and ask a question below.

Water Supply Master Plan project meeting boards - April 24, 2019

Technical Memorandum #3, May, 2019