Empey Street Wastewater Pumping Station Upgrades

The Study

The City of Brantford has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) for the upgrades to the Empey Street Wastewater Pumping Station (WWPS). The need for increasing the capacity of the Empey Street WWPS was identified in the recent City of Brantford Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Servicing Plan Update and is required to meet planned growth, including the areas within the City’s new settlement area. 

This study will evaluate various alternatives for the WWPS, which may include new construction on the existing property or an alternate property, twinning of the existing wetwell, in addition to incorporation of new twin forcemains, provision of an emergency overflow storage tank, and other upgrades to the existing WWPS necessary to meet future service area demands.

The Process

The study is being conducted in accordance with Schedule ‘B’ requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association "Municipal Class Environmental Assessment," (October 2000, as recently amended in 2015) which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Study Area

Empey Street Wastewater Pumping Station Area Map

How to Get Involved

The City would like anyone with an interest in this study to have an opportunity to provide input, which will help the project team in the decision-making process. A Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held in Spring 2021 to share information regarding this study. This will include the issues and opportunities being addressed, study findings, and the evaluation of alternatives for the Empey Street WWPS, including the preferred recommended upgrades to the WWPS. Details regarding this future PIC will be advertised as the study progresses.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this study or wish to be added to the study mailing list, please contact either one of the project team representatives below:

Shahab Shafai, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Project Manager 
City of Brantford
Phone: 519-759-4150 Ext. 5745


Chris Gouett, M.A.Sc.
Project Manager 
AECOM Canada Ltd.
Phone: 519-650-8614