Wastewater Environmental Assessment

Project Background

In 2014, the Town of Erin completed a Servicing and Settlement Master Plan (SSMP) to address servicing, planning and environmental issues within the Town. The study area for the SSMP included the Village of Erin and Hillsburgh as well as a portion of the surrounding rural lands. The SSMP considered servicing and planning alternatives for wastewater and identified a preferred wastewater servicing strategy for existing and future development in the study area. The SSMP is available on the Town’s website at http://www.erin.ca/town-hall/public-notices

The Town is now continuing with a review of Phase 2 and initiating Phases 3 & 4 of the Class EA Planning Process to determine the preferred design concept for wastewater servicing for the existing urban areas of the Village of Erin and Hillsburgh, and to accommodate future growth. The aforementioned SSMP concluded that the preferred solution for both communities is a municipal wastewater collection system conveying sewage to a single wastewater treatment plant located south east of the Village of Erin with treated effluent being discharged to the West Credit River. During this study, the preferred solution identified in the SSMP will be refined and preferred design concepts for wastewater collection and treatment systems will be identified.

What is a Municipal Class EA?

The planning and design of municipal infrastructure projects must meet the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act, which is a provincially legislated document that governs all potential undertakings that have the potential to affect the natural, social, cultural, constructed or economic environments.

The Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, water, and wastewater projects. The Town of Erin Urban Centre Wastewater Servicing project is classified as a Schedule ‘C’ Class EA. Schedule ‘C’ projects are subject to a more in-depth examination of potential effects.

How long does the Class EA process take?

The planned timeline for the Class EA is from April 2016 to March 2018

How is the public being consulted?

The consultation program is being designed to promote two-way dialogue with the general public, local businesses, interest groups, Municipal Council, government review agencies, and Aboriginal communities.

We hope to hear from the public in a variety of ways. Different forums for consultation will be used, including:

  • A Public Liaison Committee to provide ongoing input and learning opportunities.
  • Public Information Centres planned for key points of the project.
  • Engagement of local businesses, the Erin Village Business Improvement Association (BIA), and the Let’s Get Hillsburgh Growing Committee.
  • Engagement of local interest groups.
  • Workshops with Municipal Council.

 

How can I get involved?

Members of the public are invited to submit written proposals at any time throughout the Class EA process through the project email: erin.urban.classea@ainleygroup.com

Also, we invite you to sign up to receive our eNewsletter that will be sent our periodically over the course of the project. To sign up for the eNewsletter, please send us a note at the project email listed above.

Public Liaison Committee Terms of Reference

 

Study Documents

In this section you will find a link to all publically available project documents. This list of available documents will grow over the course of the project as environmental studies are completed and as public consultation activities occur.

Wastewater Servicing Request for Letters of Interest

Wastewater Servicing Request for Proposal to Consultants

Notice of Study Commencement

Consultation and Communications Plan

Public Liaison Committee Terms of Reference

Project Fact Sheet

PLC #1 - Meeting Notes

Rhodamine Tracing Dye Study in the West Credit River

Ainley Wastewater EA June 2016 Report

Ainley Wastewater EA July 2016 Report

Ainley Wastewater EA August 2016 Report

BM Ross Master Plan Report - August 2014

BM Ross Master Plan Report Appendices A

BM Ross Master Plan Report Appendices B Part 1

BM Ross Master Plan Report Appendices B Part 2

BM Ross Master Plan Report Appendices C Part 1

BM Ross Master Plan Report Appendices C Part 2

BM Ross Master Plan Report Appendices C Part 3

BM Ross Master Plan Report Appendices D

BM Ross Master Plan Report Appendices E-F

Nov 8 - Urban Centre Wastewater Servicing - Status Update Presentation

Erin Septic Report FINAL DRAFT For Comments (Nov 9 2016)

Erin Septic Report FINAL DRAFT For Comments (Nov 9 2016) - Appendix A

Erin Septic Report FINAL DRAFT For Comments (Nov 9 2016) - Appendix B

Erin Septic Report FINAL DRAFT For Comments (Nov 9 2016) - Appendix C1

Erin Septic Report FINAL DRAFT For Comments (Nov 9 2016) - Appendix C2

Erin Septic Report FINAL DRAFT For Comments (Nov 9 2016) - Appendix D

Flows and Discharge Tech Memo FINAL DRAFT (Nov 9 2016)

Flows and Discharge Tech Memo FINAL DRAFT (Nov 9 2016) - Appendices A-B

Flows and Discharge Tech Memo FINAL DRAFT (Nov 9 2016) - Appendices C-E

Tech Memo West Credit ACS 7Q20 Update

West Credit River Assimilative Capacity Study - Part 1

West Credit River Assimilative Capacity Study - Part 2

West Credit River Assimilative Capacity Study - Part 3

Technical Memorandum – Subsurface Disposal Alternative (May 2017)

Two Treatment Plants Alternative Draft (PDF)

Erin Class EA - PIC - Display Boards (PDF)

Erin Class EA - PIC - Presentation Slides (PDF)

Contacts

Joe Mullan, P. Eng.
Project Manager
Ainley & Associates Limited
280 Pretty River Parkway
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 4J5
Phone: (705) 445-3451
Email: erin.urban.classea@ainleygroup.com

 

Dina Lundy
Clerk
Town of Erin
5684 Trafalgar RoadHillsburgh, Ontario
N0B 1Z0
Phone: (519) 855-4407
Email: dina.lundy@erin.ca

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