Pressure District 2/3 Water Storage Tank

The Study

The City of Brantford, with its consultant AECOM Canada Ltd., has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for a Pressure District 2/3 Water Storage Tank.  The need for increased water storage capacity within the Water Distribution System was identified in the recent City of Brantford Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Servicing Plan Update (2020), and is required to meet planned growth, including within the City’s new settlement area. 

The study will evaluate various alternatives to address the need for additional storage within the distribution system which may potentially include a new water storage tank, transmission watermains and modifications to existing pumping stations, to meet future service area demands.

The Process

This project is being carried out under the planning and design process for a Schedule ‘B’ project as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015) which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.  The Class EA process includes public and agency consultation, evaluation of alternatives and an assessment of potential environmental effects of the proposed work.

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 early 2022 to share information regarding the study.  This will include the issues being addressed and opportunities being considered, study findings and the evaluation of alternatives for the proposed work.  Details regarding this future PIC will be advertised and updated 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 following project team representatives:

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

Patty Quackenbush, M.Eng., P.Eng
Consultant Project Manager
AECOM Canada Ltd.
Phone: 519-496-7273