Completion of Study• Class EA for the Sturgeon Falls Water Pollution Control Centre • Sludge Treatment and Biosolids Management



Class Environmental Assessment for the Sturgeon Falls Water Pollution Control Centre (WPCC) - Sludge Treatment and Biosolids Management

The Municipality of West Nipissing has completed a Schedule B, Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to identify an alternate for the existing anaerobic digestion based sludge treatment and biosolids storage management at the Sturgeon Falls Water Pollution Control Centre, in the community of Sturgeon Falls. A solution is required to address the ongoing process and structural issues/limitations with the Sludge treatment system, and the off-site hauling and land disposal of generated biosolids. The Class EA study was conducted in accordance with the requirements of Schedule “B” of the Municipal Environmental Assessment dated October 2000 (as amended in 2007 & 2011). The current study and the public consultation process identified the following as the preferred alternative planning solution:

Preferred alternative is to replace the existing anaerobic based sludge treatment system and continue with land disposal.  Preferred treatment options include Conventional Aerobic Digestion or Autothermal Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion, final selection to be made during preliminary design stage.

A Class EA Project File Report documenting the study process and the preferred alternative solution is available for public review at the Municipal Office. The Report will be published and made available until July 19, 2019.  

Municipal Building                                                                     
225 Holditch Street, Suite 101                                                  
Sturgeon Falls, ON, P2B 1T1                                                     
Hours:   Monday – Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm                                      
Tel: (705) 753-2250    

Interested persons should provide written comments to:

Mr.Chris Cecchetto
Project Manager
AECOM Canada Ltd.
1361 Paris Street, Suite 105
Sudbury, ON, P3E 3B6
T: 705.674.8343

Mr. Peter Ming, P. Eng. 
Manager of Water and Wastewater Operations
Municipality of West Nipissing
225 Holditch Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON, P2B 1T1
T: 705.753.6954
F: 705.753.4981

If concerns arise regarding this project that cannot be resolved through discussion with the Municipality of West Nipissing, a person/party may request the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a “Part II Order).  A Part II Order request must be received by the Minister at the address below no later than July 19, 2019. A copy of the Part II Order request must also be sent to the above indicated contacts. If there are no Part II Order requests received, the proposed works will proceed to the design and construction phases as outlined in the Project File Report.
Minister of the Environment
12th Floor, 135 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1P5















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