Third virtual open house invites residents to shape how we manage wastewater in Guelph

Guelph, Ont., March 15, 2022 – The City is updating its Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Management Master Plan and invites Guelph residents to have their say through a third virtual open house and online survey starting today, March 15 until March 31. The Master Plan is a long-term strategy of projects required for the City to continually maintain effective management of wastewater (anything you flush down your sinks, drains and toilets) in a sustainable way that protects our waterways and […]

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We’re updating our plan for how we manage wastewater in Guelph

Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Management Master Plan The City is updating its Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Management Master Plan (Master Plan) to ensure the City’s wastewater (everything flushed down your sinks, drains, and toilets) is managed in a way that is sustainable, protects our waterways and environment, and has capacity to handle the City’s growing population. The Master Plan is a long-term plan that will look at […]

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City and Dolime Quarry owners reach proposal to protect Guelph’s drinking water

Proposed solution would replace quarry with residential neighbourhood Key Facts Media release Guelph, Ont., October 1, 2019—The City of Guelph and the owners of the Dolime Quarry have reached a potential solution to address the City’s concerns about how operations at the quarry could affect Guelph’s drinking water. Learn more about the proposed solution to protect Guelph’s drinking water online at guelph.ca, or join us at our first open house October 29 at City Hall from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. […]

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Further sampling and tests required before resuming work on watermain

Press release. Earlier this month, crews unearthed eight drums filled with industrial solvents during construction of the Paisley-Clythe feedermain near the Wellington Street/Hanlon Expressway interchange. The City halted the work, removed the liquid and is working with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to determine next steps before removing any remaining contaminated materials. “Knowing the history of industrial and landfill activity in the area, we did several scans and tests before construction. Before work continues, we’ll […]

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Council unanimously approves Water Supply Master Plan update

Press release. Last night, Council unanimously voted to approve an update to the City’s 2007 Water Supply Master Plan. This update forecasts and makes plans for water use and access to a safe and sustainable water supply for our growing community—residential, industrial and commercial—over the next 25 years. The Water Supply Master Plan update process involved extensive public consultation, input from a Community Liaison Community, and feedback from agency representatives and local municipalities. The update process also included a 30–day […]

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2014 External Audit of Guelph's Drinking Water Quality Management System – Results

Staff memo. We have received the auditor’s report for this year’s on-site verification audit of our Drinking Water Quality Management System. In addition to having no corrective actions identified, the auditor praised our system, some of which is highlighted below. Full auditor’s report is attached above. Congratulations to Brigitte Roth and the entire Water Services team on this excellent result, which is the culmination of a great deal of work. AuditReport

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H2Awesome: engaging youth in celebrating water

Staff memo. This email is to advise you of an upcoming elementary school engagement event celebrating water. H2Awesome will see Grade 8 students from various schools around Guelph brought together at the University of Guelph for a day of workshops and activities aimed at engaging youth in a variety of subjects related to water including engineering, biology, music, theatre, dance, art, video production, and more! You are welcome to attend for all or part of the day’s events. . When: […]

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Tribunal grants City's request for hearing; opens opportunity to address Dolime quarry risks

Press release. The Environmental Review Tribunal has granted the City’s application for leave to appeal the Ministry of Environment’s decision to grant River Valley Developments Inc.’s amended permit to take water at the Dolime quarry. The decision, made May 2, opens up an opportunity to address the City’s long–standing concerns about the risks posed to the City’s water supply by the quarry operations at Wellington Road and the Hanlon Expressway. “This is an important decision and an excellent result for […]

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