Wastewater Treatment Master Plan

In 2007,  the Region completed an update to the previous Wastewater Treatment Master Plan (WWTMP) completed in 1995. The updated WWTMP provides an overall plan for the upgrade and expansion of facilities to ensure adequate and economically effective wastewater treatment service capacity for the Region's serviced communities for the planning period ending 2041.

Based on a thorough assessment of the wastewater treatment needs of the Region, the short and long term impact of the Region's wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) on local rivers and the environment, and comments received from the public, agencies and other stakeholders, the preferred wastewater treatment strategy for the Region was developed.  This strategy focused on optimizing treatment at the existing plants, minimizing the need for expanding existing plants or building new ones.  Details about the strategy are presented in the Final Report below.

The Region periodically carries out an update of the WWTMP, to reflect the latest projected community needs.  It is anticipated that the next update to the WWTMP will be initiated by 2015, which will adjust the Region's roadmap for wastewater treatment through to approximately 2050.  The Region follows the Master Planning process outlined in guidelines published by the Ontario Municipal Engineers Association.

Click on the links below to review the Master Planning documents from the 2007 update to the WWTMP.


Notice of Commencement

Notice of Completion


Issue #1

Issue #2

Workshop Results

Workshop #1 Presentation

Workshop #1 Summary Report

Public Information Centre Boards

Final Report

Full report - August 2007 - (Large PDF File, 585 pages)