Aerial photo of Northwinds Beach looking back towards the Escarpment

East Side Water Storage Environmental Assessment

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The Town is completing this Class Environmental Assessment to evaluate and select the preferred solution to address the Town’s water storage and water supply in the general area east of Wards Road to Grey Road 21. This includes Pressure Zones 1 East, 4 (a, b, c, d) and 5.  


At build-out, approximately 8,300 m3 of storage is required in Zone 4. There is currently 5,000 m3 of built storage that serves that pressure zone, leaving a deficit of at least 3,300 m3.


In the 20-year horizon build-out scenario, the projected supply is not adequate. Historically, the Town’s water system has been set up to transfer water from pressure zones in the west, to pressure zones in the east through the Arrowhead Booster Pumping Station. The current water system is long and lacks looping and redundancy. It is reliant on the Thornbury Water Treatment Plant and a supply from the Town of Collingwood via the Mountain Road Booster Pumping Station.

Why Now?

To evaluate solutions to the Town's storage and supply deficiencies in the East Pressure Zones.

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The presentation slides and meeting recording from the first Public Information Centre can be viewed by expanding the accordion below.

The next Public Information Centre is anticipated to be held in late 2022 or early 2023.

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