Notice of Study Commencement - Northwest Area 1 Sanitary Servicing Study
Posted on 12/10/2020
Map of Sanitary Servicing AreaThe City has retained Dillon Consulting Ltd 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.  This Class EA will evaluate alternatives for a new sanitary sewage pumping station, upgrading the existing Sunset Drive sewage pumping station, and new sanitary forcemain and gravity sewers to provide sanitary servicing to the new growth areas.

The study is being completed in accordance with the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (2000, as amended), fulfilling the requirements of a Schedule B project, including public and stakeholder consultation.

For more information 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

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

Nathan Bokma
Manager of Development & Compliance
City of St. Thomas 
Sue Reimer, RPP, MCIP, AScT
Project Planner
Dillon Consulting Limited