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Notice of study commencement for the Queenston – St. Davids Wastewater Servicing Strategy

​Niagara Region has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study to assess alternatives for wastewater servicing in the Queenston Wastewater Treatment Plant service area. This study will examine two servicing options: upgrading the existing Queenston Wastewater Treatment Plant or decommissioning the existing Wastewater Treatment Plant and redirect flows through a new sewage pumping station and forcemain to either of the sewage pumping stations in St. Davids.
The existing Wastewater Treatment Plant was constructed in 1989 and has since undergone equipment replacements and various maintenance activities while continuing to service the village of Queenston. Further upgrades are necessary if the plant is to continue operating efficiently. From a lifecycle perspective, it can be inefficient to operate small independent systems such as the Queenston treatment system. Considering this, Niagara Region has identified an opportunity to consolidate the Queenston Wastewater Treatment Plant flows with the Niagara Falls treatment system.
This study is being planned as a Schedule ‘‘B’’ Class EA, satisfying Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process, which is a planning process approved under Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act. This study will define the problems and opportunities associated with the site, develop and evaluate alternative strategies, determine the most feasible solution, and identify methods to avoid or minimize impacts to the community and natural environment.
Niagara Region encourages the public and stakeholders to actively participate in this planning process. A Public Information Centre will be planned in early 2022 to present details about the study, the process used to decide on possible solutions and allow you the opportunity to share your comments and concerns. For more information, visit the Queenston - St. Davids Wastewater Treatment Strategy project page.
Upon completion of the study, a Project File Report documenting the study process will be prepared and made available for public review and comment. Anyone who wishes to comment on or to be involved in this study should indicate their interest, preferably in writing to one of the team members listed below:
Lisa Vespi, P. Eng., PMP©
Manager, Capital Projects
Water and Wastewater Engineering
Niagara Region
3501 Schmon Pkwy., PO Box 1042
Thorold, ON  L2V 4T7
905-980-6000, ext. 3640  fax:  905-685-5205
Toll-free:  1-800-263-7215
Laurie Boyce, Project Manager
GM Blue Plan Engineering Limited
1266 South Service Rd., Unit C31
Stoney Creek, ON  L8E 5R9
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