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Notice of Study Commencement: Owen Sound Stormwater Management Master Plan

Notice of Study Commencement

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
Owen Sound Stormwater Management Master Plan

The City of Owen Sound has initiated a Stormwater Management Master Plan (SWMMP) to develop a long-term plan for the safe and effective management of stormwater runoff.

The Study is being completed in accordance with Approach #2 of the Master Planning Process outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (March 2023). This Study is being undertaken to identify the existing drainage deficiencies across the City, develop alternative solutions to address these deficiencies, and identify the solutions, that best address the drainage concerns while protecting the public and environment, for implementation.

The Study area encompasses the entire City of Owen Sound (City). The existing drainage infrastructure consists of a combination of stormwater management facilities, storm sewers, culverts, overland flow routes and watercourses.

Two Public Information Centres (PlCs) will be scheduled in the future to provide an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to provide input and comments regarding the Study. Additional notices indicating the dates and locations of the PICs will be published in future.

The City has retained the consulting firm Tatham Engineering Limited to complete the SWMMP. Further details on the project or on the planning process being followed are available on the project website: 

Public, Indigenous Community and Agency consultation is a key component of this study. It provides an opportunity for affected or interested stakeholders to exchange information and influence decision making. If you have any input and/or comments, would like more information prior to the PICs or wish to receive direct notification of future project activities, please contact one of following members of the Project Team:
Jacob Macdonald, P.Eng.
Engineer, Tatham Engineering Limited
115 Sandford Fleming Drive, Suite 200
Collingwood, ON L9Y 5A6
Tel: (705) 444-2565 ext. 2161

Spencer Hammill, P.Eng.
Engineering Services, City of Owen Sound
808 2nd Avenue East,
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4
Tel: (519) 376-4440 ext. 3301

Subject to the successful completion of this SWMMP the City of Owen Sound plans to implement the recommended projects subject to future Council budget approvals.

Please note that all personal information, such as name, address, telephone number, email address etc, is
collected, under the authority of section 30 of the Environmental Assessment Act and is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public. As this information is collected for the purpose of a public record, the protection of personal information provided in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) does not apply (s.37). Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential.

This Notice is Issued on July 11, 2024

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