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.




  • CLOSED: The feedback form for this phase of consultation has now closed.

    2024 Water and Wastewater Master Plan

    The way drinking water and wastewater services are managed impacts the health of people, communities and the environment. Tell us what you think the County's priorities should be in planning how these services are delivered over the next 20 years.

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