The City of London is planning for future growth and development expected on the east side of the City, within the Vauxhall and Pottersburg Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) sewersheds. To shape this strategy, the City is conducting a study to identify the preferred approach for managing future wastewater flows collected within these two sewersheds. The study will develop environmentally sound recommendations that reflect the current and future needs of the Vauxhall and Pottersburg sewersheds through a collaborative public and stakeholder consultation process.
The expected population growth in the sewersheds, their current capacity, and the condition of the Vauxhall and Pottersburg WWTPs will be assessed. This capacity and condition assessment will act as the baseline against which potentially feasible alternatives are evaluated. The study will follow the requirements for a Schedule B project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process. The EA will:
- Determine the preferred approach to address the current and future needs within each sewershed;
- Identify opportunities to optimize WWTP operations; Address expected population growth;
- Consider future effluent quality requirements at the WWTPs;
- Discuss options for the mitigation of basement flooding; and,
- Examine ways to improve operational flexibility.
In order to provide further information on the Class EA process, background information on the assignment, and to receive input from interested persons, the City will be holding a Public Information Centre (PIC) as follows:
Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Tweedsmuir Public School
349 Tweedsmuir Avenue, London ON
Public and agency consultation is a key component of the Class EA process. All those with an interest in the project are encouraged to attend the PIC and to provide input into the study. If you wish to be placed on the mailing list to receive notices and information, or, if you wish to provide comments at any time during the Class EA process, you can do so by contacting the project personnel listed on this webpage.
Please note that comments will be maintained for reference throughout the project and will become part of the public record. Under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, any personal information such as name, address, and telephone number included in a submission will become part of the public record unless the comments specifically request that such personal details not be included in the public record.