Norfolk County proposes to develop an additional groundwater supply source to provide additional water to the urban area of Simcoe until the Townsend-Simcoe watermain is operational. The County completed its assessment of this project following the Schedule ‘B’ requirements the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment 2023.

A Project File Report documenting the planning process undertaken, details of the study recommendations, potential impacts, and mitigation measures was completed and is now available for public review. Subject to comments received following this Notice, the County intends to move forward with the Project File Report recommendations.

Project File Reports

Please forward any comments by Friday, January 19, 2024. Thereafter, the Project File Report will be reviewed and revised, taking into consideration comments received from the public.

Scott Zerbes, C.Tech., Project Manager
Environmental and Infrastructure Services Division
Norfolk County
185 Robinson Street, Suite 200, Simcoe, Ontario, N3Y 5L6
Tel: 519-426-5870 ext. 8014
Email: [email protected]

Bill Banks, P.Eng., EA Manager
Banks Groundwater Engineering Limited
940 Watson Road South
RR1 Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0
Tel: 519-829-4808
Email: [email protected]

In addition, a request to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order imposing additional conditions or requiring an individual environmental assessment may be made on grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate, or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. These requests should include contact information, specify what kind of order is being requested, and explain how the order may prevent, mitigate, or remedy potential adverse impacts.

Requests are to be sent in writing to the above contacts and to:

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2J3
[email protected]

Director, Environmental Assessment Branch
Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Floor
Toronto ON, M4V 1P5
[email protected]

Please visit assessments-part-ii-order for information on request of orders under section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act.

Accessible documents

Documents are available in alternate formats upon request. If you require an accessible format or communication support, contact [email protected] or 519-426-5870 ext. 8099 to discuss how we can meet your needs.