Ancaster Elevated Water Reservoir

Notice of Completion & Public Review Period

The City of Hamilton has completed the Ancaster Elevated Water Reservoir Schedule 'B' Class Environmental Assessment to determine the preferred location to construct an elevated water reservoir within the study area. Consultation with the public and government review agencies was carried out by issuing correspondence and holding two Public Information Centres.

Preferred location for the elevated water reservoir

The preferred location for the Ancaster Elevated Water Reservoir is in the area of south west of the Fiddler's Green Road and Garner Road intersection. Primary advantages for this location include:

  • not being near any environmentally sensitive areas or built heritage areas
  • low construction impact due to not being near major residential areas
  • reducing the tank height
  • being accessible by minor arterial road
  • most preferred hydraulically

Public review period ending June 19, 2017

A Report describing the planning process and the conclusions of the study has been completed and has been
placed on public record for a review period starting May 18, 2017 and ending June 19, 2017.

You may also view the document in person during regular business hours at one of these locations:

Office of the City Clerk
71 Main St. W., 1st Floor
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5

Public Works Department
77 James St. No. Suite 320
Hamilton, Ontario, L8R 2K3

Ancaster Library
300 Wilson St. E.
Ancaster, Ontario, L9G 2B9

Do you questions or concerns?

If after viewing the document, you have questions or concerns regarding this project, contact 905-546-2424 ext. 4092 or winston.wang@hamilton.ca.

If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the City of Hamilton, a person or party may request that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order), as described in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document. The Minister must receive the request in writing by June 19, 2017 and a copy must also be sent to the City contact. If no requests are received by this date the City will proceed with this project as outlined in the Project File Report.

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
77 Wellesley Street West, 11th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto, ON M4V 2T5

 

The City initiated the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment or Class EA process to construct an elevated water reservoir providing floating storage for Pressure District 18 in Ancaster. The need for an elevated water reservoir was documented in the City’s Water and Wastewater Master Plan Class Environmental Assessment Report (November 2006).

The purpose of this Class EA study is to determine the preferred location to construct an elevated water reservoir within the study area. 

Study status: Completed

Classification: Schedule B. Phases 1 and 2 will be completed for this specific study in order to complete Schedule B requirements by evaluating the impacts of this project on technical, natural, cultural, economic and social environments. A Conceptual Design, as outlined in the City’s Consultants Procedure Manual, will be completed to identify the main aspects of the project.

Study Area of the Ancaster Elevated Water Reservoir EA

Public Information Centre No. 2
Held October 5, 2016
Introduced the background and objectives of the study, communicated the approach of the evaluation of alternatives and presented the alternative sites and the preferred site. Presentation (PDF, 4 MB)

Public Information Centre No. 1
Held September 25, 2012
Introduced the background and objectives of the study, communicated the approach to the evaluation of alternatives, presented the alternative sites, and requested public input. Display boards (PDF, 1.5 MB) Presentation (PDF, 1.1 MB) Questionnaire and Comment Sheet (PDF, 29 KB) Comments Summary (PDF, 438 KB)

Contact us

If you wish to receive further information about this project, to submit a comment, or to be added to the mailing list, contact:

Winston Wang
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4092
Email: winston.wang@hamilton.ca