Town of Erin Urban Centre Water Servicing Class Environmental Assessment
Notice of Online Public Information Centre
The Corporation of the Town of Erin (Town) owns, operates and maintains two residential drinking water systems, which are the Erin Municipal Water System and the Hillsburgh Municipal Water System, each being serviced by two communal wells drilled into the bedrock aquifer. In May 2015, the Town initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to evaluate potential solutions to address water supply and storage deficiencies for both existing development and future growth scenarios for the two urban centres of Hillsburgh and Erin Village (project), as identified in the Servicing and Settlement Master Plan (SSMP) that was completed by B.M. Ross and Associates in August 2014 for the Town.
Triton Engineering Services Limited, on behalf of the Town, is completing this study which is being planned under Schedule 'B' of the Municipal Class EA (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015) which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act. The Class EA process includes public and approval agency consultation, an evaluation of alternatives to address the identified deficiencies, an assessment of potential environmental effects and identification of reasonable measures to mitigate any adverse impacts that may result from the implementation of the project.
Online Public Information Centre
An Online Public Information Centre (PIC) will be available for this Project starting on January 20, 2020 to provide further information to the public regarding the Class EA and to receive input and comment from interested parties. The information presented in the Online PIC will include an overview of the existing environmental conditions, a comparative evaluation of alternatives considered and will present the preliminary preferred alternatives, which includes the addition of a new well supply in each of Hillsburgh and Erin Village to address the project Problem/ Opportunity Statement, which is as follows:
"Partial water servicing, in Hillsburgh and Erin Village, limits the operation and cost efficiency of the systems and inhibits redevelopment and future development. The capacity of the existing system will need to be augmented to address current limitations and the needs of future development."
Public input and comments are invited regarding the recommendations of the Class EA and information presented in the Online PIC and will be received until February 3, 2020 by contacting the project team members listed below. Comments received will be considered in finalizing the selection of the preferred alternative, identification of mitigation measures, and design of this project.
Interested persons are welcome to provide comments, questions, and/or concerns to the study team at any time during this study. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.
Please contact the following project team members if you have any questions or comments, if you would like to be added to the project contact list, or if you require assistance accessing the Online PIC.