Master Servicing Plan

As part of the 2017 budget process, Brantford City Council approved the review of the City's Master Servicing Plan, to occur at the same time as the review of the City’s Transportation Master Plan and the City’s Official Plan

The Master Servicing Plan (MSP) update will develop a comprehensive plan that will incorporate all facets of management, expansion and funding of the water, wastewater and stormwater system for the entire City, including the Boundary Expansion Lands. The study will review in detail plans to 2041 and more broad implications beyond 2041.

Objective 

The objective of the Study is to develop a comprehensive plan that will incorporate all facets of the management, expansion and funding of the water, wastewater and storm systems for the entire City to the year 2041 and beyond.

The Study

The City of Brantford is completing a Master Servicing Plan for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater services. The Study will develop a comprehensive plan that incorporates all facets of the management, expansion and funding of the City’s water, sanitary and storm systems to the year 2041.

The Study will provide the City of Brantford with strategies necessary to manage infrastructure improvements and growth in the most effective and efficient manner. The study will also identify the individual projects required to complement these strategies, and prioritize these projects based on need and required timing.

The Process

The Study will define existing problems and opportunities, consider and evaluate solutions and identify preferred water, wastewater and stormwater servicing strategies. The Master Servicing Plan is being completed as a Class EA study, separate from the Transportation Master Plan, in accordance with the requirement of the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process for master planning (MEA, June 2000 as amended in 2007 and 2011). The study is being undertaken based on Phases 1 and 2 of the Class EA processes for Master Plans.

Public Information Centres were held throughout the process. The third Public Information Centre meeting was held on Feb 10, 2020 and focused on the Transportation Master Plan, the Master Servicing Plan and the Master Plan Process. The fourth Public Information Centre meeting was held virtually in June/July 2020 and presented a city wide master servicing plan.  A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document was posted on July 28, 2020. The Master Servicing Plan completed its 45 day public review period on January 4, 2021.

45 Day Public Review

The Master Servicing Plan Update 45 day public review period is now closed. The document made available for review is composed of six volumes:

Volume I – Executive Summary (13MB)
Volume II – Plan and Policy (14MB)
Volume III – Water Master Plan (30MB)
Volume IV – Wastewater Master Plan (26MB)
Volume V – Stormwater Master Plan (88MB)
Volume VI – Public and Agency Consultation (100MB)

The review period was from November 19, 2020 until January 4, 2021. 

Thank you for your Comments!

The City thanks everyone who submitted their comments and questions for their input on the Master Servicing Plan. Comments received throughout the Environmental Assessment process, including the 45 day public review, will be taken into consideration during the finalization of these documents. The final version of the Master Servicing Plan Update report incorporating received comments will be posted by March 2021.

Please note that comments and concerns received after January 4, 2021 may not be addressed in the final version of the Master Servicing Plan Update to the year 2041. However, the City will be undertaking an amendment to the Master Servicing Plan Update, in 2021, to accommodate the extension of the Provincial growth horizon from 2041 to 2051. Comments received after January 4, 2021 will be taken into consideration throughout the decision-making process for the 2051 amendment.

Please note that information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, please note all comments will become part of the public record.

2014 Master Plan

Specific components of the overall 2014 Master Servicing Plan include the: