On Tuesday, May 28, the public is invited to attend the first Public Information Centre for an important Schedule 'C' Class Environmental Assessment. The Environmental Assessment is for a new wastewater treatment plant and upgrades to the sanitary system in the South Niagara Falls area to meet growing needs and help protect the environment.
50,000 more people are expected to come to live and work in the South Niagara Falls area by 2041. So, in 2017, Niagara Region Council and Niagara Falls Council adopted recommendations from the Water and Wastewater Master Servicing Plan Update for the new plant and improvements the system to be more efficient, accommodate growth and manage wet weather.
A new wastewater treatment plant will be an asset for the community in many ways.
It will mean new jobs and infrastructure to support new investment in Niagara and help the local economy.
- It will help us better protect the environment through new technology and a more efficient wastewater system, which should reduce overflows.
- It will give the Region more flexibility in how it manages wastewater.
- It will increase the system’s capacity by reducing flows to the existing Niagara Falls Stanley Avenue plant.
The May 28 public event will be a drop-in format, where members of the project team will be on hand to explain the purpose of the project, answer questions and ask the community for feedback on what will make the project a success. It will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara, 8800 McLeod Rd., Niagara Falls. For those who cannot attend, the Region will be running a Facebook Live event prior to the beginning of the Public Information Centre from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. Follow Niagara Region on Facebook to participate.
The Region’s full assessment will take approximately two years to complete. However, the preferred site location is anticipated to be selected by the end of 2019.
For more details about the project or to submit comments, visit the South Niagara Falls Treatment Plan project page?.
905-980-6000 ext. 3466