NW Area 1 Sanitary Servicing (Sunset Drive)

The City of St. Thomas plans to install new sanitary sewers, forcemains, sewage pumping stations, and watermains along Wellington Road and Sunset Drive.  This is being undertaken to support new residential development growth as outlined in the Positioned for Growth Study.

During construction, the one portion of Sunset Drive will be closed to through traffic but will remain open to local traffic.  All other construction work done along the project limits will be completed with traffic shifts where the road will remain open for the public.  The V.A. Barrie Park will be open during construction along Sunset Drive.

Access to local business within the project limits will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

Please visit this webpage frequently as updates will be posted regularly during construction.  Check out our Frequently asked Questions page to get answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding construction projects in the City of St. Thomas.

Project Overview

**Please note that Downtown St. Thomas is open for business via. Talbot Hill, Wellington Road, Stanley Street and Elgin Street.  Talbot Street will remain open for the duration of the project.

Work Involved

  • Remove existing asphalt and concrete, and installation of new watermain and sanitary sewers within the City right-of-way for full road reconstruction along Sunset Drive adjacent to Fingal Line/Talbot Street
  • Construction of 2 new sewage pumping stations on Wellington Road and Sunset Drive (in V.A. Barrie Park)
  • Installation of sewage forcemains along Wellington Road and Sunset Drive.
  • Restoration of driveways and other areas in City right-of-way as needed.
  • Restore with topsoil and sod in disturbed lawn areas
  • For more information please view the Project Construction Drawings


  • Project will commence mid June 2022, with the full road reconstruction along Sunset Drive
  • As the road reconstruction is being completed, directional drilling for the sanitary forcemains will be done along Wellington Road and Sunset Drive.
  • All road works, sanitary forcemains and sewers, and watermains will be completed by November 30, 2022.
  • Pumping Stations will also start at the same time as the road reconstruction with the completion day of those works by April 2023.
Northwest Area 1 Project Scope mapfFor more information please see the Project Construction Drawings
Northwest Area 1 Study

Notice of Study of Completion - Northwest Area 1 Sanitary Servicing Study

Map of Sanitary Servicing Area  The City has retained Dillon Consulting Ltd (Dillion) to complete a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to develop new sanitary servicing infrastructure to support the new urban growth area in the northwest corner of the City of St. Thomas as identified in the City's Positioned for Growth Study.

The Northwest Area 1 Sanitary Servicing Class EA Study was completed following the requirements for a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) (2000, as amended) project.  Study recommendation is for phased construction of a new sewer from Northwest Servicing Area 1 to a new pump station on the west side of Wellington Road, approximately 470m north of Sunset Drive, a forcemain from the new pump station to the Sunset Pump station to the St. Thomas Wastewater Treatment Plant.

A project File Report documenting the process is available for review on the City website for a period of at least 30 calendar days, beginning September 14, 2021.

To read the Report please see the Northwest Area 1 Sanitary Servicing - Class Environmental Assessment Schedule B Project File Report.

For more information on the Study Completion see the Notice of the Completion handout.
For more information on the Study Commencement see the Notice of Study of Commencement handout.

The City wants anyone with an interest in the study to have the opportunity to provide input, which will help the project team in the decision-making process.   All information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (2009).  With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. 

Notice of Virtual Public Information Centre

Please see the Public Information Centre Slide Show  form information on the need for improvements, recommended location of the new pumping station and next steps in the study.  Please reach out to tone of the study contacts listed below if you would like to recieve a copy of the information package or would like to set up a virtual call to discuss comments/questions you have on the proposed work.  Input from the public and other stakeholders is requested by June 10, 2021.  Please submit your comments by June 10, 2021 to [email protected]

For more information or to be placed on the study's mailing list, contact either:

Nathan Bokma                           Sue Reimer, RPP, MCIP, AScT
 Manager of Development and Compliance    Project Planner
City of St. Thomas   Dillon Consulting Limited
[email protected]   [email protected]


Project Contacts
Terry Koning
Contract Administration/Inspector
519-631-1680 ext, 4167
[email protected]

Nathan Bokma
Project Manager
519-631-1680 ext. 4151
[email protected]