Durham Region Works Department – Public Notice, Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
Additional Water Supply, Water Storage and Pumping Facilities Class EA for the Community of Sunderland – Notice of Study Commencement

The Regional Municipality of Durham is undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to plan for additional water supply, treatment, water storage capacity, and pumping facilities to service the Community of Sunderland. The additional capacity is required to provide a long term, secure and sustainable water supply system and to support growth forecasts to 2031 and beyond.Figure 1 - Sunderland Urban Area Boundary and Potential Well Drilling LocationThe Study will follow the Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class EA Process as set out by the Municipal Engineer’s Association. As one of the first steps, the Region will be considering  and evaluating various alternatives  for the additional water supply  including improving existing water quality and quantity and securing a new water supply source(s). This will include the completion of a groundwater exploration program to drill and test new test wells. Drilling locations identified for consideration are presented on Figure 1.There will be public consultations regarding the study and information on the consultations will be released as the study progresses. Public Figure 1 – Sunderland Urban Area Boundary & Potential Well Drilling Locations input is key as part of the Class EA process, therefore we encourage you to review the information posted on the Region of Durham’s website and provide your comments at any time throughout the process. For more information about this project, visit durham.ca/WorksProjects.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the following project team members listed below:

Patricia Casco, P.Eng – The Regional Municipality of Durham, Project Manager, 905-668-7711 ext 3568, Patricia.Casco@durham.ca 

Natasha Lee, P.Eng – R.V. Anderson Associates Limited, Deputy Project Manager, 416-497-8600 ext. 1231, nlee@rvanderson.com 

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and may be released, if requested to any person.