The existing Thamesville Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) was constructed in 1980 and currently requires significant rehabilitation/upgrades due to the aging infrastructure. Over the years, there has been extensive deterioration of the WPCP facility including equipment, structures and processes.
The recently completed 2012 Water & Wastewater (W&WW) Master Plan recommended that plant wide improvements are required, but did not recommend any alternate treatment solutions.
A new study is required to review all alternatives possible, so that the long-term solution of the system is met for the wastewater process as well as enhanced operational efficiencies. The study will review a number of wastewater servicing alternatives including upgrading the existing Thamesville Wastewater Treatment Plant, constructing a new treatment plant, or diverting the community's wastewater to either the Ridgetown or Dresden Wastewater Treatment Plants.
In order to provide a proper long-term solution for the Thamesville WPCP, a review of all the options is necessary before a large capital investment is made into the existing treatment facility. A Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) is required to review the alternatives appropriately for the Thamesville WPCP facility. This study will build on the recommendations included in the Water and Wastewater Master Plan.
Thamesville Wastewater System - Municipal Class EA:
Notice of Commencement
Thamesville Wastewater System Newsletter - December 2013
Notice of Public Information Centre - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 3:00 to
Public Information Centre - January 22, 2014 - Powerpoint Presentation
Thamesville Class EA - Comment Form
Final Notice of Completion - April 2014
FINAL - Thamesville Wastewater Class EA - Project Report - April 16 2014
Thamesville Wastewater System Class EA - Addendum FINAL - June 22, 2016
For further information, or for a copy of the Thamesville Wastewater System - Municipal Class EA, please contact Chatham-Kent PUC.