Notice of Completion and Filing: North Dundas Drinking Water Supply System Capacity Expansion

February 15, 2023


Notice of Completion and Filing

Township of North Dundas: North Dundas Drinking Water Supply System Capacity Expansion Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment

The Township of North Dundas is undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to assess current and future requirements of the North Dundas Drinking Water Supply System to address the reliability and redundancy of the communal water system and the anticipated demand increase due to planned residential expansions and growing industrial needs in Winchester and Chesterville. This study is being conducted according to the requirements of a Schedule B project under the Ontario Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (October 2000, as amended in 2015).

Recommended Alternative

Following a Public Information Centre (PIC) on December 15, 2022, the preferred servicing alternative was confirmed to be the installation of a new groundwater well on Lafleur Road, as well as seeking supplemental water sources. These sources include continuing investigations for additional well sites, and consideration to connect to the South Dundas Drinking Water system through a watermain along County Road 31. A Schedule ‘B’ Report has been completed containing details of the proposed upgrades.

By this Notice, the Schedule ‘B’ Report is being placed on public record for a thirty (30) day review period in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class EA process. Interested persons may review this document and provide comments to the Township. Subject to comments received as a result of this Notice, funding opportunities, and the receipt of necessary approvals, the Township may then proceed with the works.

The Schedule ‘B’ Report is available for review beginning February 15, 2023 on the Municipality’s website,

Location map of water EA

Please send any comments by March 16, 2023 to:

Mark Buchanan, P.Eng. Project Manager
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited 1000-343 Preston Street,
Ottawa, ON K1S 1N4 Phone: 343-804-5349

Danielle Ward, BES, MES Interim Director of Environmental Services
Township of North Dundas 636 St. Lawrence Street, P.O. Box 489,
Winchester, ON K0C 2K0 Phone: (613) 774-2105 x 238

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 EA 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. Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (request for conditions or a request for an individual/comprehensive environmental assessment), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy potential adverse impacts on Aboriginal and treaty rights, 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:

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks 777 Bay Street, 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 must also be copied to the Township of North Dundas by mail or by e-mail. Please visit the Ministry’s website for more information on requests for orders under section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act at All personal information included in your request – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – 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.

If there is no request received by March 16, 2023, the Schedule B Class EA is deemed complete and valid for a 10-year period. The Municipality could then proceed with implementing the preferred alternative anytime within this 10-year window, as presented in the planning documentation.

This Notice was first issued on February 15, 2023.