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Expansion of the Raymond A Barker Water Treatment Plant – Municipal Class EA

Welcome to the Online Public Information Centre (PIC) as part of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. This forum will give the general public, residents of Collingwood, review agencies and stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the preferred solution that has been determined to increase the capacity of the Raymond A Barker Water Treatment Plant.

Following the completion of the Master Servicing Plan (MSP) for Water and Sanitary Servicing, the Town of Collingwood has continued with the Class Environmental Assessment planning process to identify and assess options

Expansion of the Raymond A Barker Water Treatment Plant – Municipal Class EA

Welcome to the Online Public Information Centre (PIC) as part of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. This forum will give the general public, residents of Collingwood, review agencies and stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the preferred solution that has been determined to increase the capacity of the Raymond A Barker Water Treatment Plant.

Following the completion of the Master Servicing Plan (MSP) for Water and Sanitary Servicing, the Town of Collingwood has continued with the Class Environmental Assessment planning process to identify and assess options to increase the Town’s water treatment capacity. The MSP document identifies the need to expand the existing Raymond A. Barker Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to accommodate future water demands for the Town of Collingwood and its contractual commitments to supply treated water to other municipalities. The Town has retained the services of Ainley Group (in partnership with AECOM) to complete an updated Class EA in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) document (Oct. 2000, as amended 2007, 2011 & 2015). Based on the scope (increased water treatment capacity), this project constitutes a Schedule “C” project in accordance with the MCEA document.

The Raymond A. Barker WTP is located on Raglan Street as illustrated on the accompanying map. The service area being considered under the Class EA includes Town of Collingwood, and supply requests from the Town of the Blue Mountains, Town of New Tecumseth and Township of Clearview.


Intended Project Scope (Recommended Solution)

Based on an assessment of Options, the Recommended Solution is to repurpose the existing membrane building, construct a new membrane building, proceed with UV disinfection, chlorinate in new contact chambers and undertake associated upgrades to the other existing facilities in the plant. It is suggested that the expansion in the capacity of the plant be undertaken in two phases (Phase 1 and Ultimate) to meet the future anticipated water supply requirements. The opinion of capital cost of the Phase 1 expansion of the plant is $65 million (2020 dollars). A further expansion will be necessary to meet the Ultimate water supply requirements. Funding for the Phase 1 expansion will be provided through the Town’s Allocated Water Reserve Fund (funded through water rates), Development Charges, and the establishment of Water Agreements with other municipalities.


Comments

Public engagement and input is an integral part of the Class EA process. Comments on the information presented will be received until Monday, June 1, 2020. The PIC will be held online and all presentation material will be available on the Town of Collingwood’s Engage Collingwood Platform as of April 30, 2020. To obtain additional information or to provide input, please contact either of the following members of the study team:

Ken Kaden, P. Eng.

Project Coordinator, Environmental Services

Town of Collingwood

43 Stewart Road

Collingwood, ON L9Y 4M7

Tel: (705) 445-1581

Fax: (705) 445-0791

kkaden@collingwood.ca

Mike Ainley, P. Eng., PMP

Project Manager

Ainley Group

280 Pretty River Parkway

Collingwood, ON L9Y 4J5

Tel. (705) 445-3451

Fax: (705) 445-0968

ainley.m@ainleygroup.com


Any input received during this process will be maintained on file for use during the project and may be included in project documentation. Information collected will be used 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.



  • This public information centre will present information on the project background, the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process, alternative designs under consideration, evaluation of proposed alternatives, and the next steps in the planning process.

    June 1, 2020 - Please note the comment period for this project has now closed.

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