NOTICE OF STUDY COMMENCEMENT - Class Environmental Assessment - Raymond A. Barker Water Treatment Plant Expansion

August 22, 2019
Public Works
Water Treatment Plant

The Study
The Town of Collingwood held a Public Information Centre (PIC) as part of the Master Servicing Plan (MSP) process in March 2019 which identified the need to expand the existing Raymond A. Barker Water Treatment Plant to accommodate future water demands for the Town of Collingwood and its contractual commitments to supply treated water to other municipalities. A Class Environmental Assessment (EA) previously filed in September 2004 for the plant expansion has now expired. The Town has determined the need to prepare an updated Class EA to confirm or amend the preferred solution(s) identified in the original EA by addressing changes to regulations and design standards, advances in technology and adjustments to phasing based on current water demand projections, and to convey this information to a list of stakeholders and interested parties that has expanded since 2004. Subsequent to the MSP PIC it was determined that it would be necessary to increase the ultimate plant capacity identified in the 2004 Class EA (74.6 MLD) to 101.1 MLD for current full build boundary projections and maximum future supply requests by other municipalities.

The Raymond A. Barker Water Treatment Plant is located on Raglan Street as illustrated on the accompanying map. The study area is defined as the municipal boundary of the Town (see map). The service area being considered under the Class EA includes Town of Collingwood, and supply requests from the Town of the Blue Mountains, Town of New Tecumseth and Township of Clearview.

The Process
The Town of Collingwood has retained Ainley Group (in partnership with AECOM) to complete and document a Class EA update in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Document, October 2000, as amended in 2015.

How to Get Involved
Public consultation is a key component of the Class EA process.Additional information will be made available once alternative solutions have been identified and evaluated. Advance notice will be provided to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment. For further information regarding the project, please contact either of the following members of the study team:

Ken Kaden, P. Eng.
Project Engineer, Environmental Services
Town of Collingwood
43 Stewart Road
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4M7
Tel: (705) 445-1581
Fax: (705) 445-0791

Mike Ainley, P. Eng., PMP Project Manager 
Ainley Group 
280 Pretty River Parkway 
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4J5 
Tel. (705) 445-3451 
Fax: (705) 445-0968

Any input received during this process will be maintained on file for use during the project and may be included in project documentation. 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. This notice was issued on August 15, 2019.