Notice of Completion - Master Servicing Plan

How We Flow

The Water and Wastewater Master Servicing Plan provides a strategic vision for the next twenty-five years. The purpose of the plan is to:

  • Accommodate growth
  • Ensure safe, clean drinking water
  • Provide environmental protection
  • Safeguard, sustainable and optimized water and wastewater services
  • Develop a long-term servicing strategy
  • Provide a business case for maintaining infrastructure

The Study

Niagara Region is part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe and services the urban areas of:

  • Grimsby
  • West Lincoln
  • Lincoln
  • St. Catharines
  • Thorold
  • Welland
  • Pelham
  • Port Colborne
  • Niagara-on-the Lake
  • Niagara Falls
  • Fort Erie

The Government of Ontario's legislative growth plan, Places to Grow Act 2005, identified substantial population and employment growth for the Greater Golden Horseshoe to year 2041. Niagara 2041 will balance the needs of this growth with the protection and preservation of natural, environmental and heritage resources.

The Process

The Water and Wastewater study follows the Master Plan process as outlined in Section A.2.7 of the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2000, 2011 and 2015).

While the Transportation Master Plan addresses need, more detailed studies on infrastructure components will be completed in later studies as per the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.


The Water and Wastewater Master Servicing Plan documents the planning and decision making process undertaken for this study. By this notice, the report is being placed on public record, with comments to be received until Monday, July 31, 2017 under the requirements of the Municipal Class EA.

If after consulting with Niagara Region, you have significant unresolved concerns with the study, you have the right to appeal the study results by making a written request to:

The Honourable Glen R. Murray
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
11th Floor, Ferguson Block, 77 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON, M7A 2T5

The request must be received by Niagara Region and:

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change's Environmental Approvals Branch
Director, MOECC Environmental Approvals Branch
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON, M4V 1P5

If there are no outstanding concerns after the end of the public review period, the study will be considered to have met the requirements of the Municipal Class EA, and the project may proceed to implementation.

Except for personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the study. The study is being conducted according to the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, which is a planning process approved under Ontario's Environmental Assessment Act.

Copies of the Water and Wastewater Master Servicing Plan documents are available for your information in the clerk's department at the following locations:

Municipality Address
Grimsby 160 Livingston Ave.
Niagara Falls
4310 Queen St.
Niagara Region
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold
Pelham 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill
Port Colborne 66 Charlotte St.
St. Catharines 50 Church S.

Wastewater Projects

WW-SPS-011 - Increase station capacity at the Foss Road Sewage Pumping Station

West Lincoln
WW-SPS-012 - Increase station capacity at the Smithville Sewage Pumping Station

WW-SPS-014 - Increase station capacity at the Laurie Avenue Sewage Pumping Station
WW-SPS-015 - Increase station capacity at the Victoria Avenue Sewage Pumping Station
WW-SPS-018 - Increase station capacity at the Ontario Street Sewage Pumping Station

WW-SPS-020 - Increase station capacity at the Lake St Sewage Pumping Station

Niagara Falls
WW-SPS-025 - Increase station capacity at the Garner Road Sewage Pumping Station
WW-TP-002 - New South Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant

Water Projects

Fort Erie
W-S-001 - New Fort Erie Elevated Tank

W-S-003 - New Pelham Elevated Tank


Phill Lambert, P.Eng.
905-980-6000 ext. 3627 or 1-800-263-7215
Email Phill Lambert

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