Notice of Decommissioning of Ridgeway Standpipe in Fort Erie

Niagara Region has initiated a public notice under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the decommissioning of the Ridgeway Standpipe located at 5 Ridgeway Rd. in the Town of Fort Erie. The standpipe was commissioned in the 1950s and has been servicing the Town of Fort Erie for almost 70 years. The standpipe is currently out of service and is being decommissioned. A new elevated tank is being constructed in Fort Erie to support growth and provide water storage for the area. The design and specification of the demolition are expected to be completed in June 2020, with demolition works planned to begin in August 2020.

The 2016 Niagara Region Water and Wastewater Master Service Plan found there was enough capacity coming from the Rosehill Water Treatment Plant. As a result, there was no longer a need to maintain the Ridgeway Standpipe.

This project is being planned as a Schedule “A+” Class Environmental Assessment as per the requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association Class Environmental Assessment process. This project will define the decommissioning / demolition strategy and design work for the Ridgeway Standpipe that will aim to minimize the effects on the community and natural environment.


Niagara Region encourages the public and stakeholders to actively participate in this planning process. Anyone who wishes to comment on or be involved in this project should indicate their interest, preferably in writing to: 

Rob Wiersma, P.Eng.
Project Manager
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
650 Woodlawn Rd. W
Block C, Unit 2
Guelph, ON N1K 1B8

Mike Ogunlaja, PhD., P.Eng., PMP©
Project Manager
Water and Wastewater Services
3501 Schmon Pkwy., PO Box 1042
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
905-980-6000 ext. 3456
Toll-free:  1-800-263-7215

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 Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). 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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