Simcoe-Townsend Water Supply System —Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

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Update: The Second Public Information Centre will be held on November 8, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Norfolk County (County) has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to implement an approximately 20 km long transmission water main that connects Simcoe to the Townsend Water Supply System, to secure water supply from the Nanticoke Water Treatment Plant, including a new elevated water tank and booster station. These improvements are required to meet long-term Inter-Urban Water Supply capacity and quality demands within the County. The proposed water main route is shown on the key map below.

This study is being

Update: The Second Public Information Centre will be held on November 8, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Norfolk County (County) has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to implement an approximately 20 km long transmission water main that connects Simcoe to the Townsend Water Supply System, to secure water supply from the Nanticoke Water Treatment Plant, including a new elevated water tank and booster station. These improvements are required to meet long-term Inter-Urban Water Supply capacity and quality demands within the County. The proposed water main route is shown on the key map below.

This study is being undertaken in accordance with the requirements for Schedule ‘B’ projects within the Municipal Class EA document (2000, as amended), under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Additional information on Norfolk County's Inter-Urban Water Study can be found here.




  • Notice of Completion

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    This Study was conducted in accordance with the requirements for Schedule ‘B’ projects within the Municipal Class EA document(as amended in 2015), under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

    A Project File Report summarizing the study process and recommendations is available for public review for 30 calendar days from April 26, 2023, to May 26, 2023. The Project File Report will be available for review at the following locations:

    On this page
    In-person: ServiceNorfolk Counter, 185 Robinson St., Simcoe, 
    Phone: 519-426-5870 ext. 0

    Interested persons may provide written comments to the following by May 26, 2023:

    Mariana Balaban, P.Eng., PhD - Project Director - Norfolk County, Phone: 519-426-5870 ext. 8158, 
    Email: mariana.balaban@norfolkcounty.ca

    In addition, a request may be made to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (i.e., requiring an individual/comprehensive EA approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (e.g., require further studies), only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate, or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Requests on other grounds will not be considered. Requests should include the requester contact information and full name for the ministry.

    Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
    Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
    777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
    Toronto ON M7A 2J3
    Email: minister.mecp@ontario.ca

    and

    Director, Environmental Assessment Branch
    Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
    135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Floor
    Toronto ON, M4V 1P5
    Email: EABDirector@ontario.ca

    Accessible formats and communication supports available upon request.

    Personal information collected on this subject is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, the Municipal Act, and the Environmental Assessment Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments and information received will be maintained on file for use during the project and may be included in project documentation.


  • Public Information Centre # 2

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    NEW. Please see the presentation, below

    Norfolk County (County) has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to implement an approximately 20 km length transmission watermain that connects Simcoe to the Townsend Water Supply System, to secure water supply from the Nanticoke Water Treatment Plant, including a new elevated water tank and booster station. These improvements are required to meet long-term Inter-Urban Water Supply capacity and quality demands within the County. The proposed watermain route is shown on the key map below.

    This Study is being undertaken in accordance with the requirements for Schedule ‘B’ projects within the Municipal Class EA document (2000, as amended), under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

    How can I participate in this Study?

    The first Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on August 4, 2022, to present background information and introduce the project team. The second PIC is scheduled to provide a study update and present the preferred site location for the booster pumping station and elevated tower. The PIC will be in-person at the

    Norfolk County Administration Building Council Chambers

    50 Colborne St S, Simcoe, ON

    Tuesday, November 8, 2022

    5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.


    If you would like more information about the study or would like to be added to the contact list to receive future notices, please contact the following by Tuesday, December 6, 2022:

    Information will be collected 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.

  • Public Information Centre # 1

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    Notice of Public Information Centre 1 Simcoe-Townsend Water Supply System Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

    NEW. Please see the presentation, below

    Norfolk County (County) has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to implement an approximately 20 km length transmission watermain that connects Simcoe to the Townsend Water Supply System, to secure water supply from the Nanticoke Water Treatment Plant, including a new elevated water tank and booster station. These improvements are required to meet long-term Inter-Urban Water Supply capacity and quality demands within the County. The proposed watermain route is shown on the key map below.

    This Study is being undertaken in accordance with the requirements for Schedule ‘B’ projects within the Municipal Class EA document (2000, as amended), under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

    How can I participate in this Study?

    A Public Information Centre (PIC) is being held to present background information on the study. The PIC will be in-person at:

    Norfolk County Administration Building Council Chambers

    50 Colborne St S, Simcoe, ON

    Thursday, August 4, 2022

    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    If you would like more information about the study or would like to be added to the contact list to receive future notices, please contact the following by Thursday, September 1, 2022.


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  • Notice of Study Commencement Simcoe-Townsend Water Supply System Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

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    Norfolk County (County) has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to implement an approximately 20 km length transmission water main that connects Simcoe to the Townsend Water Supply System, to secure water supply from the Nanticoke Water Treatment Plant, including a new elevated water tank and booster station.

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