Class EA Study for New Production Well

Introduction

The Town of New Tecumseth initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study to select the preferred alternative servicing strategy to increase the existing groundwater supply capacity in order to meet the projected water demands for Alliston, Beeton and Tottenham communities to horizon year 2031. The Notice of Study Commencement was issued on March 8, 2018.

CIMA+ is the consultant retained by the Town to complete the New Production Well Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study.

Purpose of the Study

This study will be completed in accordance with the planning and design process for ‘Schedule B’ projects as outlined in the Municipal Class EA document (as amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015) which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

As part of this study, alternative water supply servicing solutions were considered and have been evaluated against a range of criteria. The final selected solution will subsequently advance forward for further evaluation and preliminary design development.

Online Public Consultation

Consultation is a key component of the Municipal Class EA process, and we request your participation at the upcoming online Public Information Centre (PIC) on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020. The PIC is being held online given the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on public gathering in closed spaces.

The online PIC will provide information about the project, the results of the activities completed to-date, the preliminary preferred recommended solution for the Drinking Water System and obtain your feedback. Notice of online PIC has been advertised in the local newspapers and published on Town’s website and social media accounts. Public having special interest in the study can email to the contact noted below to be added to the Project Contact List.

Links to PIC material will be available on Wednesday September 30th, 2020.

 You are encouraged to review the PIC material once available and provide your feedback/comments

If you have any further questions, please see the contacts below.

Sandra Rodriguez, M.Eng, P.Eng

Project Manager

CIMA+

905-695-1005 ext. 6718

Sandra.rodriguez@cima.ca

Kamran Khurshid

Project Manager

Town of New Tecumseth

705-435-3900 ext. 1244

kkhurshid@newtecumseth.ca