Various previous reports have been completed since amalgamation for the South Chatham-Kent area to review the water supply. Previous master plan studies have recommended providing alternative water supply sources to address water system reliability for the area, as well as other studies indicating upgrades to complete. A new study is needed to review all alternatives possible, so that the long-term viability of the system is met for water quality, quantity and operational efficiencies as a solution to the current issues being experienced for the water supply systems.

Exterior view of South-Kent Water Treatment Plant

The 2012 Water and Wastewater Master Plan made specific infrastructure recommendations for the communities in South Chatham-Kent to address groundwater issues experienced in the past, as well as concerns related to aging infrastructure, insufficient fire protection and storage capacity. 

While the 2012 Water and Wastewater Master Plan fulfilled the requirements for Phases 1 and 2 of the Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process, Chatham-Kent PUC is now undertaking a Schedule C Class EA study to confirm and plan for the recommended infrastructure improvements to the South Chatham-Kent Water Supply System. 

An Environmental Study Report (ESR) documenting the planning and decision making process followed during the Class EA study was prepared and was available for a 30-day review period from August 20, 2015 until September 20, 2015. 

An Addendum has now been filed and is available for public viewing for 30 days (January 25 to February 25, 2016).  Along with the Addendum, a printed copy of the report is also available at the following municipal facilities; Civic Centre, CK-PUC Office (McGeorge Building), Highgate Branch of the CK Public Library and Ridgetown Municipal Office. 

The complete Environmental Study Report (ESR) is broken down into sections and available for review. 

For further information, or for a copy of the Environmental Study Report (ESR), please contact Chatham-Kent PUC

Environmental Study Report (ESR):

  • Environmental Study Report - dated August 14 2015
  • Appendix A - Project Notices
  • Appendix B - Public Consultation
  • Appendix B-1 - PIC No 1
  • Appendix B-2 - PIC No 2
  • Appendix C - Agency Consultation
  • Appendix D - Ridgetown Confirmatory Hydrogeological Work Plan Results
  • Appendix E - Geotechnical Investigation
  • Appendix F - Archeological Investigation
  • Appendix G - Natural Environmental Investigation
  • Notice of Study Commencement - Aug 2013
  • Public Information Centre No. 1 Notification - Sept 19, 2013
  • Class EA for South CK Water Supply System Improvements Presentation – Sept 19, 2013
  • Public Information Centre No. 1 - Summary Notes
  • Public Information Centre No. 2 Notification - March 20, 2014
  • Public Information Centre No. 2 Comment Sheet
  • Class EA for South CK Water Supply System Improvements Presentation - March 20, 2014
  • Notice of Completion - Aug 2015
  • Amendment to ESR for South Chatham-Kent Water Supply System - January 18, 2016
  • Notice of Addendum to ESR - January 25, 2016

For further information, or for a copy of the Environmental Study Report (ESR), please contact Chatham-Kent PUC