Category: Water

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]