Notice of Study Commencement
|Public Information Centre:|
Expansion of the Kingston Point Pleasant Water Treatment Plant
Schedule C Class Environmental Assessment
Utilities Kingston is undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to expand the treatment capacity at the Point Pleasant (Kingston West) Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in order to implement the June, 2007 Master Plan for Water Supply for the City of Kingston Urban Area. This Master Plan identified works required to meet existing and future demand increases within the urban area of Kingston caused by population growth. The Point Pleasant WTP, located at 80 Sunny Acres Road, supplies water to the Kingston water distribution system west service area, and currently has a rated capacity of 45.5 megaliters per day (ML/d). This EA study is examining alternative strategies for an increase in the functional capacity of the WTP to 80 ML/d in order to accommodate current and future demand.
The study is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of a Schedule C project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007). The Class EA process involves identification of treatment capacity requirements, assessment of alternative optimization and expansion strategies, development of a recommended conceptual design, and extensive consultation with agencies and the public. The alternative strategies have been evaluated to ensure the preferred solution minimizes impacts on the natural and social/cultural environment while optimizing capital and operating investments.
Public and agency consultation is a key element of the Class EA process.
To provide details on the project as well as to receive input and comments from interested parties, a Public Information Centre will be held:
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: "Sail Room" at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St.
A display of information will be available for viewing, and the staff from Utilities Kingston and the consultant team will be on hand to discuss the information and answer questions.
Additional information about this project is available at the Kingston West Water Plant homepage.
If you have any questions regarding the study, please contact one of the people listed below or send an e-mail to Kingston-Water@UtilitiesKingston.com. If you cannot attend a PIC and would like to provide comments, you may forward them to:
|Dan Lalande, P.Eng.
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
863 Princess St., Suite 203
Kingston ON K7L 5N4
Tel: 613-544-1424, ext. 224
|Allen K. Lucas, P.Eng.|
1211 John Counter Blvd, Kingston
ON K7L 4X7
Tel: 613-546-1181, ext. 2250