The Chenal Ecarte provides raw water for the Wallaceburg Water Treatment Plant (WTP) which then provides municipal water to the community of Wallaceburg and surrounding area. The Wallaceburg WTP was constructed in 1946 and has undergone major upgrades in 1948, 1980 and 2009. Today, much of the existing infrastructure is aging and the plant equipment requires upgrades.

Wallaceburg Water Treatment PlantOver the years, the Wallaceburg WTP has shut down the raw water intake on several occasions in response to spills upstream in Sarnia's Chemical Valley, and due to high turbidity during wet weather events during the various seasons.

The Water and Wastewater (W&WW) Master Plan for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, completed by Dillon Consulting Ltd. in 2012, recommended a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to determine and assess the water supply source options for Wallaceburg and area. The Chatham-Kent PUC is now undertaking a Schedule C Class EA.

Wallaceburg & Area Water Supply Review - Municipal Class EA

  • Notice of Commencement - April 11, 2014

  • Notice of PIC#1 (Public Information Centre) held June 5, 2014

  • PIC#1 Presentation - June 5, 2014

  • Class EA Review of Water Supply for Wallaceburg and Area Presentation - June 5, 2014

  • Revised Notice of PIC#2 (Public Information Centre) Sept 18 2014

  • Notice of PIC#2 (Public Information Centre) held November 26, 2014

  • PIC#2 Presentation - Nov 26, 2014

  • PIC#2 FAQ's from Nov 26, 2014 Public Meeting

  • Notice of PIC#3 (Public Information Centre) to be held June 9, 2015

  • PIC#3 Presentation - June 9, 2015

  • Technical Memorandum 2 - Condition Assessment - Sept 3 2014

  • Notice of PIC#4 (Public Information Centre) February 18, 2016

  • PIC#4 Presentation - February 18, 2016

  • Final Notice of completion - September 27, 2016

  • Wallaceburg Draft Project File Final - September 19, 2016

For further information, or for a copy of the Wallaceburg  Area Wastewater System - Municipal Class EA, please contact Chatham-Kent PUC.