Master Plans & Class EAs

Lynden Communal Water Supply

Notice of Study Completion - Public Review Period

An Environmental Study Report was completed which documents the planning process for the study. As required in the EA process, the Environmental Study Report is being placed on public record for a review period starting March 23, 2017 and ending April 28, 2017.

Environmental Study Report

This Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been prepared to confirm that the proposed new backup well, pumping station and reservoir project meets the requirements of the EAA. Consideration of potential impacts and recommended mitigation measures was included as part of the evaluation of the preferred solution.

In person public review

You can also review in person at one of these 3 locations:

Office of the City Clerk
71 Main Street West
City Hall, 1st Floor
Hamilton, ON L8R 4Y5

Public Works Department
77 James Street North
Suite 320
Hamilton, ON L8R 2K3

Lynden Library
110 Lynden Rd
Hamilton, ON L0R 1T0

Do you require disability accommodation at any of our locations? Contact [email protected] or 905-546-2424 ext. 1301.

Public comments process

If concerns arise regarding this project that cannot be resolved directly through discussions with the City of Hamilton, a person/party may request that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a “Part II Order”).The request for a Part II Order must be received by the Minister by April 28, 2017 with a copy sent to the City’s Project Manager at the addresses indicated below. If there are no requests received by this date, the City will proceed with the design and construction of the works identified in the Environmental Study Report.

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

Carmen Vega
Senior Project Manager
77 James St. N, Suite 400, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K3
Phone: 905-546-2424  ext.1301
Email: [email protected]

Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will be become part of the public record.


The City of Hamilton has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process for potable water supply to the Lynden Rural Settlement Area (RSA). This process will identify a water supply source to better secure the supply of drinking water to the community.

Currently, the majority of the Lynden RSA receives its drinking water from a single groundwater well and single treatment facility. In 2002, a Comprehensive Water Servicing Master Plan identified the need for additional water supply for the Lynden RSA. The additional water supply would provide backup for the existing well and capacity for future demand of the servicing area. Once a preferred water supply source is selected, the treatment design options will be considered.

Study Area for the Lynden Community Water Supply EA

Study status: Active

Classification: Schedule C

How the project is implemented: Study to locate a suitable water supply. Extensive hydrogeological investigation is involved.

Related study: Summary of Hydrogeological Conditions in the Lynden Area (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Public Information Centre No. 2
Held October 18, 2016
Presentation boards (PDF, 10 MB)

Public Information Centre No. 1
Held October 23, 2007
Presentation (PDF, 792 KB)


Carmen Vega
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext.1301
Email: [email protected]