Reports, Studies Plans and Policies
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The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen facilities are part of OCWA's operational Trent Valley Hub. The facilities are supported by hub, regional and corporate resources. Operational Services are delivered by OCWA staff who live and work in the surrounding area.
OCWA operates facilities in compliance with applicable regulations. The facility has comprehensive manuals detailing operations, maintenance, instrumentation, and emergency procedures. All procedures are treated as active documents, with annual reviews.
- OCWA - HBM Class EA Process
(Havelock Sewage Treatment Plant - Next Steps)
Notice of Study Completion, Havelock Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), Schedule C Class Environmental Assessment
The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen has completed a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study to plan for additional sanitary sewage capacity to service the Village of Havelock. The additional capacity is required to support growth forecasts to 2041 and beyond. The study was conducted according to the requirements of a Schedule C project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015).
The capacity of the Havelock WWTP has been exceeded multiple times during wet weather flow conditions. The facility is intended to receive septage, but existing capacity constraints limit the amount of septage that can be treated at the plant. Furthermore, projected growth in the community will result in additional flows which will exceed the plant’s rated capacity.
The Class EA process included an assessment of alternative solutions to address existing capacity constraints and provide capacity to service growth. The preferred solution identified was to expand the Havelock WWTP. Design concepts for the preferred solution were evaluated. The preferred design concept involves using one of the abandoned lagoons for raw sewage equalization and expanding the existing processes at the WWTP to increase the rated capacity of the facility.
A phased approach for implementation was recommended. Phase 1 includes retrofitting the lagoon for raw sewage equalization. This would improve the ability of the WWTP to manage wet weather flows. Phase 2 involves the expansion of the WWTP, which would support projected development in the community.
If you wish to review the report in hard copy, please contact one of the Project Team Contacts listed in this notice.
Through this notice, the ESR is being placed on the public record for a 30-calendar day review period. Interested persons must provide written comments to the project team within the 30-calendar day review period beginning on April 27, 2023 and ending on May 26, 2023.
The Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has the authority and discretion to make an Order under Section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act. A Section 16 Order may require that the proponent of a project going through a Class EA process:
- Submit an application for approval of the project before they proceed; or
- Meet further conditions in addition to the conditions in the Class EA.
The public can ask the minister to make a Section 16(6) Order if:
- They have outstanding concerns that a project going through a Class EA process may have a potential adverse impact on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights; and,
- They believe that an Order may prevent, mitigate or remedy this impact.
If the public wants to request a Section 16 Order for a project, on the grounds that an Order may prevent, mitigate or remedy potential adverse impacts on constitutionally protected, Aboriginal and treaty rights, you must make the request before the public comment period is complete. Additional information on how to request an Order can be found under the following link:
The request to issue a Section 16 Order must be made to the Project Team within the 30-day comment period following issuance of the Notice of Completion. The request should be sent in writing or by email to:
Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2J3
Director, Environmental Assessment Branch
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Floor
Toronto ON, M4V 1P5
Requests should also be sent directly to the Project Team members listed below by mail or by e-mail:
Operations Manager/Project Manager
Ontario Clean Water Agency
Mina Yousif, M. Eng., P. Eng., PMP
Consultant Project Manager
CIMA Canada Inc.
This notice was first issued on April 27, 2023.
- Appendix A - MECP Meeting Minutes
- Appendix B1 - ACS
- Appendix B2 - ACS Storage Memo
- Appendix C - Natural Environment
- Appendix D1 - Archaeological
- Appendix D2 - Cultural Heritage Screening Report
- Appendix F - Cost Estimates
- Appendix G - Notice of Study Commencement
- Appendix H - Comment Log
- Environmental Study Report
- Map of Lagoon
1 Ottawa St. East, PO Box 10, Havelock, Ontario K0L 1Z0
Toll Free 1-877-767-2795
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