Notice of completion for Environmental Assessment of Lakeshore Road Sewage Pumping Station in Fort Erie

​Niagara Region has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study to assess the preferred alternative for the required upgrades to the Lakeshore Road Sewage Pumping Station located at 14A Lakeshore Road in the Town of Fort Erie. The Lakeshore Road Sewage Pumping Station was commissioned in 1985 and has since undergone minor equipment replacements and various maintenance activities while continuing to service the community.

Recent investigations indicate the station needs upgrades based on the infrastructure's deteriorating condition, high maintenance costs and to accommodate the projected population growth as indicated in the Niagara Region’s ongoing 2021 Water and Wastewater Master Servicing Plan. 

Study recommendations

In accordance with Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act, Niagara Region has planned this project under a Schedule “B” of the Municipal Engineers Association Class Environmental Assessment Process. A Public Information Centre was held on Sept. 8, 2021, to present and obtain comments on the problem statement, identified solutions and preliminary design concepts.  

Interested members of the public, local business communities and agencies were encouraged to attend. Information pertaining to the study was presented and interested members were encouraged to submit questions or concerns. 

Through an extensive evaluation process that included public engagement with local residents and businesses, the Town of Fort Erie and Niagara Region, a preferred solution has been identified.

The study recommends upgrading the Lakeshore Road Sewage Pumping Station at the existing site location with removal of the control building and addition of an outdoor generator. 

More information 

Review the Project File Report, documenting the planning process undertaken, with key elements of the preferred design. The report is also available for review at the following location for 30 calendar days from July 14 to Aug. 13, 2022. 

Clerk’s Department
Niagara Region
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, P.O. Box 1042 Thorold, ON  L2V 4T7
905-980-6000 ext. 3222
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Clerk’s Department
Town of Fort Erie
1 Municipal Centre Dr.
Fort Erie, ON L2A 2S6
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Written comments on this Project File should be submitted to:

Robert Stret
Project Manager, Water and Wastewater Services
Niagara Region
3501 Schmon Pkwy., PO Box 1042 Thorold, ON, L2V 4T7

Amanda Beattie, P.Eng., P.Geo., PMP
Project Manager, Partner
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
1266 South Service Rd., Unit C31
Stoney Creek, ON  L8E 5R9

In addition, a request may be made to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (such as, requiring an individual / comprehensive Environmental Assessment approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (for example, require further studies), only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Requests on other grounds will not be considered. Requests should include the requester contact information and full name for the Ministry.

Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (request for additional conditions or a request for an individual/comprehensive environmental assessment), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy those potential adverse impacts, and any information in support of the statements in the request. This will ensure that the Ministry is able to efficiently begin reviewing the request. 

Requests should be sent by email or in writing to:

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Ministry of the 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

Personal information collected or submitted in writing at public meetings will be collected, used and disclosed by members of Regional Council and Regional staff in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The written submissions including names, contact information and reports of the public meeting will be made available. Questions should be referred to the Privacy Office at 905-980-6000 ext. 3779 or 

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