Port Colborne
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Storm Sewer System Infrastructure Needs Study


The City of Port Colborne covers an area of approximately 12,380 ha with a serviced area of 2,388 ha and a population of approximately 19,200.  The City provides storm drainage through a network of storm sewers, ditches and municipal drains.

 The City of Port Colborne is initiating a Storm Sewer System Infrastructure Needs Study.  The objective of the Study is to undertake a comprehensive analysis and review of the City's existing storm sewer network to identify existing and potential future deficiencies in the collection of storm water runoff and address storm water discharge quality.

The City is committed to developing a comprehensive plan that will incorporate all facets of the management, expansion and funding of the Storm Drainage System over a 25 year timeframe.

The Study will provide the City with strategies necessary to manage infrastructure improvements and growth in the most effective and efficient manner. The study will also identify the individual projects required to complement these strategies, and prioritize these projects based on need.

This Study will be conducted in accordance with the Master Plan Approach of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process. An integral component of this study will be public consultation with various interested stakeholders.  A Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held in the near future to provide information regarding the study findings on existing infrastructure condition and capacity, and level of service.  Details will be advertised as the study progresses. Input received will be considered in the preparation of the study document.

Currently City Staff are reviewing the draft document to ensure a comprehensive plan is created.  Once the initial review by Staff is completed, a PIC will be scheduled to receive comments.

A mailing list for notification purposes is being prepared. If you are interested in being included on the mailing list, or if you have any questions, please contact either of the individuals listed below:

Ms. Sue Noble, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Associated Engineering
Suite 208, 110A Hannover Drive
St. Catharines, ON L2W 1A4
Tel.: 905-346-0990 ext. 237
Email: nobles@ae.ca
Mr. Jim Huppunen, A.Sc.T.
Manager of Engineering Services
City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street
Port Colborne, ON L3K 3C8
Tel.: 905-835-2900 ext. 221
Email: jimhuppunen@portcolborne.ca

Notice of Study Commencement

Notice of Public Information Centre

PIC November 24 2014

Notice of Study Completion