Water and Wastewater Master Plan

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Updated October 20, 2022


What's new

The first public consultation event for the Water and Wastewater Master Plan took place Thursday, September 29, 2022. Watch the recording

The first phase of consultation has now closed: please watch for future opportunities to comment on the draft master plan.

Watch the recording of PCC #1, Sept 29, 2022


March 14, 2022

Oxford County communities are growing and so is our water and wastewater infrastructure. Supplying clean, safe drinking water to our residents and industry users and properly collecting and treating wastewater has a direct impact on the health of our community and the environment.

The Water and Wastewater Master Plan will set out the long-term water and wastewater servicing strategies to support existing needs and accommodate future growth in population and employment through to the year 2046. The Plan will ensure that the infrastructure improvements we make today will support the long-term growth and goals of Oxford County.


About the Plan

The Water and Wastewater Master Plan will consist of:

  • a comprehensive background review of water and wastewater services, including water distribution, wastewater collection, treatment facilities, storage towers and more;
  • a situation analysis of the County's current water and wastewater needs and projected changes to population, development, social and economic conditions, economy, facilities, and land use and planning initiatives;
  • a summary of public feedback;
  • a review of best practices; and,
  • list of recommendations and proposals to guide the County’s future water and wastewater services.


About the Class EA process for Master Plans

The Water and Wastewater Master Plan is being undertaken in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process for Master Plans, which ensures:

  1. all reasonable alternatives, including "Do Nothing," are considered; and
  2. that a preferred alternative will have minimal impact on the natural, cultural, social, and economic environment.


Have your say

Public participation and feedback is an important part of identifying the servicing needs and priorities of communities throughout Oxford County. All of Oxford’s residents and businesses are encouraged to provide comments at any time through the master planning process.

The first phase of public consultation ran from March to October 19, 2022. Feedback from this phase will be used to prepare recommendations for the draft master plan study report, which will be available for public review and comment before it is finalized.

Phase 1 consultation included:

  • online feedback and question forms;
  • a virtual (online) public consultation centre on September 29;
  • in-person "pop-up" events at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, Tillsonburg Ribfest, and Ingersoll Town Hall in September; and,
  • comments submitted by email.

The next public consultation centre will take place in spring 2023.

You can submit a comment or question to the project's key contacts at any time:


Don Ford
Manager, Water and Wastewater Services
Oxford County
519-539-9800 x 3191
dford@oxfordcounty.ca


John Tyrrell, M.Sc. (Eng.), P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
519-681-9916 x 5038
jtyrrell@rvanderson.com

To add your name to the study mailing list to receive notices of future consultation opportunities, contact Mackenzie Schultz, Coordinator of Water and Wastewater Programs, at mschultz@oxfordcounty.ca.




Updated October 20, 2022


What's new

The first public consultation event for the Water and Wastewater Master Plan took place Thursday, September 29, 2022. Watch the recording

The first phase of consultation has now closed: please watch for future opportunities to comment on the draft master plan.

Watch the recording of PCC #1, Sept 29, 2022


March 14, 2022

Oxford County communities are growing and so is our water and wastewater infrastructure. Supplying clean, safe drinking water to our residents and industry users and properly collecting and treating wastewater has a direct impact on the health of our community and the environment.

The Water and Wastewater Master Plan will set out the long-term water and wastewater servicing strategies to support existing needs and accommodate future growth in population and employment through to the year 2046. The Plan will ensure that the infrastructure improvements we make today will support the long-term growth and goals of Oxford County.


About the Plan

The Water and Wastewater Master Plan will consist of:

  • a comprehensive background review of water and wastewater services, including water distribution, wastewater collection, treatment facilities, storage towers and more;
  • a situation analysis of the County's current water and wastewater needs and projected changes to population, development, social and economic conditions, economy, facilities, and land use and planning initiatives;
  • a summary of public feedback;
  • a review of best practices; and,
  • list of recommendations and proposals to guide the County’s future water and wastewater services.


About the Class EA process for Master Plans

The Water and Wastewater Master Plan is being undertaken in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process for Master Plans, which ensures:

  1. all reasonable alternatives, including "Do Nothing," are considered; and
  2. that a preferred alternative will have minimal impact on the natural, cultural, social, and economic environment.


Have your say

Public participation and feedback is an important part of identifying the servicing needs and priorities of communities throughout Oxford County. All of Oxford’s residents and businesses are encouraged to provide comments at any time through the master planning process.

The first phase of public consultation ran from March to October 19, 2022. Feedback from this phase will be used to prepare recommendations for the draft master plan study report, which will be available for public review and comment before it is finalized.

Phase 1 consultation included:

  • online feedback and question forms;
  • a virtual (online) public consultation centre on September 29;
  • in-person "pop-up" events at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, Tillsonburg Ribfest, and Ingersoll Town Hall in September; and,
  • comments submitted by email.

The next public consultation centre will take place in spring 2023.

You can submit a comment or question to the project's key contacts at any time:


Don Ford
Manager, Water and Wastewater Services
Oxford County
519-539-9800 x 3191
dford@oxfordcounty.ca


John Tyrrell, M.Sc. (Eng.), P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
519-681-9916 x 5038
jtyrrell@rvanderson.com

To add your name to the study mailing list to receive notices of future consultation opportunities, contact Mackenzie Schultz, Coordinator of Water and Wastewater Programs, at mschultz@oxfordcounty.ca.




  • Public Consultation Centre #1

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    September 7, 2022

    Have your say on the 2024 Water and Wastewater Master Plan!

    The first public consultation event for the Water and Wastewater Master Plan takes place Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Details on how to take part can be found under "Have your say."

    You can also talk to the project team at one of the upcoming special events:

    • Canada's Outdoor Farm Show (Sept 14)
    • Ribfest in Tillsonburg (Sept 23)
    • Ingersoll Town Council Chambers (Sept 26)

    You can also use the feedback form or question tool below to share your feedback with the project team any time up to October 19, 2022.

    Download the public notice

  • Have your say

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    March 14, 2022

    Public participation and feedback is an important part of identifying the servicing needs and priorities of communities throughout Oxford County. All of Oxford’s residents and businesses are encouraged to provide comments at any time through the master planning process.

    Here is how you can have your say.

    • USE THE "FEEDBACK" or "QUESTION" FORMS. At the bottom of this page, you'll find a feedback form and a question form to help you easily to share comments and questions.
    • ATTEND A PUBLIC CONSULTATION CENTRE (PCC). Public Consultation Centres provide an opportunity for Oxford County residents to discuss the project in person with the project leads. Online information will be available for review before the public consultation centres and for residents who are unable to attend in-person events.

      Public Consultation Centre # 1- September 29, 2022 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM
      Join on your computer or mobile app on September 29 at 5:00 PM

      Click here to join the meeting
      Meeting ID: 241 398 979 334 | Passcode: Mt8KgB
      Download Microsoft Teams OR Join from your web browser

    Public Consultation Centre # 2 - March 2023

    • VISIT US IN PERSON AT SPECIAL EVENTS THIS SEPTEMBER. The project team will be available at:
      Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show - Sept. 14, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

      Tillsonburg Ribfest - Sept. 23, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
      Ingersoll Town Hall - Sept. 26, 12:30 to 4:30 PM

    • SUBMIT COMMENTS ONLINE OR BY EMAIL. Enter your comments in the comment form below or email one of the key study contacts:

      Don Ford
      Manager, Water and Wastewater Services
      Oxford County
      519-539-9800 x 3191
      dford@oxfordcounty.ca

    John Tyrrell, M.Sc. (Eng.), P.Eng.
    Senior Project Manager
    R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
    519-681-9916 x 5038
    jtyrrell@rvanderson.com

    • SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES. Add your name to the study mailing list to receive notices of future consultation opportunities. Contact Mackenzie Schultz, Coordinator of Water and Wastewater Programs, at mschultz@oxfordcounty.ca to add your name.

    • FOLLOW US: Checking this page again at www.speakup.oxfordcounty.ca/wwwmp for project updates. You can also follow Oxford County on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


    The draft W/WW MP Study Report will be available for public review and comment before it is finalized in 2023.

Page last updated: 21 Oct 2022, 01:18 AM