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Water and Wastewater Master Plan Updates

Water and Wastewater Master Plan Updates

Project background

The objective of the Water and Wastewater Master Plan Updates project is to complete updates to both the former Water Master Plan (2007) and Sewage Infrastructure Master Plan (2010) to refresh the understanding of existing and future infrastructure requirements using common growth and development assumptions.  This will assist the Utilities Kingston in meeting existing regulations and future capacity and treatment requirements for maintaining sustainable water and wastewater utilities.

The plan updates provide a roadmap for future water and wastewater infrastructure projects over the next 20 years.  The study focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of existing infrastructure and identifying the most efficient approaches to servicing existing and new development by reviewing alternatives and prioritizing expenditures.

The project includes additional noteworthy deliverables aside from the Master Plan Updates, including an update to the Pollution Prevention Control Plan and operational guidance for the interconnected water distribution system.  Basic risk assessments and capacity assessments were also completed at all facilities.

WSP Canada Inc. was retained by Utilities Kingston to complete this study in 2015/16.

Services affected

  • Wastewater
  • Water

Planning

The Water and Wastewater Master Plan Updates Project were conducted in accordance with the requirements for Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011). Phase 1 of The Class EA process involves identification of the problem or opportunity to be addressed by the project. Phase 2 of the process identifies alternative solutions to addressing the goals of the project.  See more information on the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.  Two public information centres (open-house style) were conducted as part of this project, to be held in 2016.

Design and Construction

The Master Plan project is conducted in accordance with the requirements for Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) (October 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011). Phase 1 of The Class EA process involves identification of the problem or opportunity to be addressed by the project. Phase 2 of the process identifies alternative solutions to addressing the goals of the project.  See more information on the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.  One public information centre (open-house style) is to be conducted as part of this project, to be held in 2020.

Schedule and Project Downloads

The approximate schedule for this project is as follows, which follows the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.  Follow the links in the download column to view associated information.

  1. Notice of Project Commencement - First Published June 23, 2015 in the Kingston Whig Standard.
  2. Public Information Centre #1 - Held on May 11, 2016.  Click here to view the display boards presented at PIC#1 (LOW RES, 20Mb) or (HIGH RES, 142Mb), or here to view the original Notice for PIC#1.
  3. Public Information Centre #2 - Held on November 16, 2016.  Click here to view the PIC#2 display boards presented at PIC#2, or click here to view the original NOTICE FOR PIC #2.
  4. Notice of Project Completion - First Published March 21, 2017 in the Kingston Whig Standard
  5. Final Report Documentation, March 21, 2017

Contacts

For further information or to provide comments on the Class EA for the Water and Wastewater Master Plan Updates, or if you wish to be added to the stakeholder contact list, please contact the project team by using the following email address:

Project Email Address:  MasterPlans2015@utilitieskingston.com

Alternatively, you may contact Utilities Kingston and/or its consultant (WSP Canada Inc.) at the following addresses: 

Utilities Kingston
Mike Fischer, P.Eng.
Utilities Engineer
85 Lappan's Lane
Kingston, ON K7L 4X7
Office: 613-546-1181, extension 2356
Email: mfischer@utilitieskingston.com
Utilities Kingston
Katie Morrow, P.Eng.
Utilities Engineer
85 Lappan's Lane
Kingston, ON K7L 4X7
Office: 613-546-1181, extension 2502
Email: kmorrow@utilitieskingston.com
WSP Canada Inc.
Matt Morkem, P.Eng.
Manager, Infrastructure, Kingston
1224 Gardiners Road
Kingston, ON K7P 0G2
Office: 613-634-7373, extension 406
Email: Matt.Morkem@wspgroup.com