Class Environmental Assessment Report Available for Review
Class Environmental Assessment Report [ PDF 4.857 MB ]
The City of Ottawa has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study for the construction of the new 610-millimetre diameter transmission watermain on Greenbank Road between Jockvale Road and south side of the Jock River. This watermain is needed to meet water supply capacity and reliability requirements in the Nepean Town Centre and Barrhaven South development areas under future development conditions.
This Class EA process determined that the preferred solution is to construct the watermain along the east side of the future Greenbank Road right-of-way, using a trenchless construction technique (horizontal directional drilling) at the Jock River crossing. It was determined that crossing the Jock River by open-cut methods would be problematic, due to geotechnical and environmental concerns. The design and construction of the full extent of the 610-millimetre diameter transmission watermain will be coordinated with the Greenbank Road widening and realignment project. Since the road realignment project has been deferred a number of years, it has also been determined that the watermain project can also be deferred without risk to service levels as development proceeds in the Barrhaven South area. However, there is a need to plan for one or more phases of the watermain to be constructed in coordination with anticipated development north of the Jock River in advance of the road realignment project implementation.
This study was undertaken in accordance with the requirements for Schedule B projects under the Municipal Class EA process. A Project File Summary Report has been prepared documenting the problem statement, existing conditions, identification and evaluation of alternatives, selection of the preferred solution, public and agency consultation as well as potential construction impacts and mitigation measures. The Report is available for public review at the following locations for a period of 30 calendar days, starting on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
City Hall Client Service Centre
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1
Ruth E. Dickinson (Barrhaven) Public Library
100 Malvern Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2J 2G5
Interested persons should provide written comments within 30 calendar days from the date of this Notice to:
M. Joseph Zagorski, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Asset Management Branch – Infrastructure Planning
City of Ottawa - Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development
110 Laurier Avenue West, 3th Floor, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 ext. 22611
Email : Joseph.Zagorski@ottawa.ca
If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the City of Ottawa, a person or party may request that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to order a change in the project status and require a higher level of assessment under an individual Environmental Assessment process (referred to as a Part II Order). Reasons must be provided for the request. Any such request must be received by the Minister at the address below within 30 calendar days of this Notice. A copy of the Part II Order request must also be sent to the City of Ottawa project manager at the address above.
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
77 Wellesley Street West
11th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Environmental Approvals Branch
135 St. Clair Avenue West 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5
If there is no Part II Order request received by December 28, 2017, the City of Ottawa intends to proceed with the design and construction of this project as outlined in the Project File.
Please note that all personal information included in a Part II Order submission – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, maintained and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in s.37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 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. For more information, please contact the ministry’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at 416-327-1434.
This Notice issued on November 28, 2017.