The Town of Midland has retained the services of AECOM to undertake an update to the existing Waterworks Services Master Plan (2013) to reflect growth in the community, planned development, and operational changes. The Town of Midland is identified as a Primary Urban Settlement Area in the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017) and is anticipating continued growth and development in the community. The existing population of Midland is approximately 16,864 and is expected to reach 22,500 by the year 2031. The proposed update to the existing Waterworks Master Plan will provide a comprehensive water servicing infrastructure plan for the community for the next 20 years. It will also support the Town's Official Plan Review and Development Charges Study. The project study area includes the limits of the Town of Midland as well as a several key stakeholders located within the neighboring Tay Township (i.e. St. Marie Among the Hurons, Martyr's Shrine, and Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre) that are currently serviced by the Town of Midland.
This undertaking will be completed in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Oct. 2000, as amended 2007, 2011 & 2015) with the intent of addressing Phases 1 and 2 of the Class EA process thereby fulfilling the requirements for the Schedule 'A', 'A+', and 'B' projects identified within the document. The final notice for this Master Plan update will be considered the Notice of Completion for the Schedule 'B' projects.
Public Information Centre (PIC) No. 1
PIC No. 1 will be presented in an online format with material available February 6, 2019 on the Town of Midland website. PIC No. 1 will introduce the project, outline the rationale behind it, identify existing deficiencies, and provide a brief overview of the Class EA process. The website will also include a location to submit comments and a water user questionnaire. A second PIC will be scheduled at a future date and advance notification will be provided.
Click here to view the Midland Waterworks Master Plan PIC presentation.
Public input is encouraged throughout this process and will be given consideration during the planning and design of this project. The deadline for the submission of comments following PIC No. 1 will be February 22, 2019. Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Except for personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. To obtain additional information, provide comments, or to be placed on a mailing list for this project, please contact either of the following members of the Project Team as follows:
Town of Midland
200 Bay Street
Midland, ON L4R 1J5
T: 705-526-4268 ext. 4202
Andrea Potter, B.E.S.
Senior Environmental Planner
55 Cedar Pointe Drive, Suite 620
Barrie, ON L4N 5R7