Water Supply Master Plan

An interim status report on the Water Supply Master Plan (WSMP) was presented to Council during Committee of the Whole on June 18, 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.

In January 2018, the Township retained the consulting firm AECOM to prepare the WSMP and conduct the public consultation and engagement program. The WSMP has been separated into the following tasks:

• Task 1 - Project Start-up, Background Data Collection and Gap Analysis

• Task 2 - Verify Water Supply Demand Projections

• Task 3 - Update Present Water Supply Capacity and Determine Future Capacity Requirements

• Task 4 - Water Supply Alternatives and Identification of the Preferred Alternative

• Task 5 - Water Supply Master Plan Document Preparation


Tasks 1-3 have been completed and the project team is starting work on Task 4.

In terms of next steps, the project team will be evaluating water supply alternatives such as demand management/conservation programs, optimization of existing wells, additional groundwater sources, and local surface water alternatives. A second round of public consultation is planned for the winter of 2019, prior to completion of the WSMP in the spring of 2019.

View the presentation made to Council on June 18.


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


On Wednesday, April 4 we held 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, 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.

In January 2018, the Township retained the consulting firm AECOM to prepare the WSMP and conduct the public consultation and engagement program. The WSMP has been separated into the following tasks:

• Task 1 - Project Start-up, Background Data Collection and Gap Analysis

• Task 2 - Verify Water Supply Demand Projections

• Task 3 - Update Present Water Supply Capacity and Determine Future Capacity Requirements

• Task 4 - Water Supply Alternatives and Identification of the Preferred Alternative

• Task 5 - Water Supply Master Plan Document Preparation


Tasks 1-3 have been completed and the project team is starting work on Task 4.

In terms of next steps, the project team will be evaluating water supply alternatives such as demand management/conservation programs, optimization of existing wells, additional groundwater sources, and local surface water alternatives. A second round of public consultation is planned for the winter of 2019, prior to completion of the WSMP in the spring of 2019.

View the presentation made to Council on June 18.


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


On Wednesday, April 4 we held 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.