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Notice of Completion for Beaverdams Road Sewage Pumping Station in Thorold

Niagara Region has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study to evaluate design options for the Beaverdams Road Sewage Pumping Station (SPS), located at 1678 Beaverdams Rd., in the City of Thorold. The study evaluated potential station upgrades and existing forcemain capacity with potential alternative forcemain routes.

The study was undertaken as a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Schedule “B” in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015).

This study was conducted based on the 2017 Master Servicing Plan recommendations. The Beaverdams Road Sewage Pumping Station is within the service area for the Port Dalhousie Wastewater Treatment Plant and identified in the 2017 Master Serving Plan as an area expected to experience growth over the next 2 years. The anticipated growth is expected to increase capacity demands creating the need for station upgrades and forcemain replacement.

The existing route of the forcemain runs from the Beaverdams Road Sewage Pumping Station to the discharge maintenance hole on Richmond St. near Hwy. 58. The existing forcemain route is 1.4 km long, which is partially constrained by residential properties and highway embankments. 

Study recommendations

Through an extensive evaluation process that included public engagement with local residents and businesses, the City of Thorold and Niagara Region, the study recommends new forcemain construction starting on Beaverdams Rd. and following Confederation Ave. to where it ties into existing infrastructure on Richmond St.

Get involved

The Environmental Assessment Project File Report is available for public review online at the link below.  If you wish to review the report in hard copy, please contact one of the project team contacts below. 

Following the review, interested persons should provide written comments to the project team within a 45-calendar day review period beginning on Nov. 9, 2020 and ending on Dec. 23, 2020.

Any interested person may provide written comments to our project team by Dec. 23, 2020. All comments and concerns should be sent directly to Gino Giancola at Niagara Region.

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 (i.e. requiring an individual/comprehensive Environmental Assessment approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (e.g. 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.

The request should be sent in writing or by email to:

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay St., 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 to Niagara Region by mail or by email.

Anyone who wishes to comment on or to be involved in this study may contact:

Gino Giancola, B.Sc., C.E.T, PMP
Project Manager
Water and Wastewater Services Division, Niagara Region
3501 Schmon Pkwy., PO Box 1042
Thorold ON, L2V 4T7
905-980-6000 ext. 3735
Toll-free: 1-800-263-7215

Danielle Anders, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Project Manager
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
1255 South Service Rd., Unit C31
Stoney Creek ON, L8E 5R9
905-643-6888 ext. 6210

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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