Elgin Street will be closed at Gladstone Avenue on Monday, April 24, 2017 to Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to connect the sewers from Gladstone Avenue to the manholes in the intersection. A detour route will be in place using Rosebery Place - Princess Avenue - Wellington Street.
Water Pollution Control Plant
The St. Thomas Water Pollution Control Plant is a conventional activated sludge plant that treats wastewater (sewage) from the City of St. Thomas and the surrounding area. Wastewater from residential,commercial and industrial areas flows through the sanitary sewer systems and 12 sewage pumping stations to be collected at the Water Pollution Control Plant for treatment. With a rated average daily capacity of 27,300 cubic meters per day, the wastewater is treated and released to Kettle Creek under the strict requirements of a Ministry of the Environment Certificate of Approval. The Water Pollution Control Plant is operated by trained and certified Wastewater Operators and inspected routinely by the Ministry of the Environment to ensure that Environmental Standards are being achieved.
- Waste Water Pollution Control Plan 2008 Annual Performance Report
- Waste Water Pollution Control Plan 2009 Annual Performance Report
- Waste Water Pollution Control Plan 2010 Annual Performance Report
- Waste Water Pollution Control Plan 2011 Annual Performance Report
- Waste Water Pollution Control Plan 2012 Annual Performance Report
- Waste Water Pollution Control Plan 2013 Annual Performance Report
- Waste Water Pollution Control Plan 2014 Annual Performance Report
Storm Sewer System
The City of St. Thomas Storm Sewer System consist of a series of roadway catch basins, manholes, pipes, drainage ditches, storm water treatment units and storm water retention ponds that direct rainwater and runoff into our local Creeks. These systems are for rain water and snow melt only and should not be confused with the Sanitary Sewer System. There are over 1500 storm manholes and 3500 storm catchbasins throughout the City of St. Thomas.
Sanitary Collection System
The City Sanitary Sewer System is a series of pipes and pumping stations that transport sewage to the St. Thomas Water Pollution Control Plant. The system is connected to homes and businesses throughout the City of St. Thomas and consists of 12 Sewage Pumping Stations, over 2300 manholes and 180 km of pipe. The Sanitary Sewer System is for sewage only. Rain water and runoff into the sanitary system must be minimized in order to provide adequate capacity for the City’s sewage needs. The Sewer Systems are routinely inspected, cleaned and maintained by trained and Certified Sewage Collection System Operators.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
The City is excited to announce that the construction of a 3m wide multi-use asphalt trail from Sauve Avenue to Penhale Avenue will start in April. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Project page.
The draft Downtown St. Thomas Heritage Conservation District Study is now available for public review. For more information please visit the Downtown St. Thomas Heritage Conservation District page. Comments are due no later than Friday, April 28, 2017.
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