Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Management Update
The first of two Public Information Centres (PICs) will take place on
June 16, 2014 from
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, Highland Creek Branch, 45
Lawson Rd. City staff and the consulting team will be present to answer
questions and discuss the next steps in the process.
You can view the Notice of Study Commencement
If you have any questions or comments or would like to be added to the
study mailing list, please contact:
Public Consultation Unit
City of Toronto, Metro Hall
55 John St., 19th Fl., Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
Tel: 416-392-4688; Fax: 416-392-2974
Highland Creek Biosolids Management
Schedule B Environmental Assessment for Biosolids Management at the
Highland Creek Sewage Treatment Plant (HCTP) started in April.
have signed a contract with the consulting firm CIMA Canada, Inc., who
have undertaken the study on behalf of the City. The term of the contract
is from April 2014 to December 2015.
Environmental Assessment will cover environmental, economic, social and
health concerns when examining all methods of disposing of the biosolids
(sewage sludge) from the HCTP, located at the bottom of Beechgrove Road,
where the Highland Creek empties into Lake Ontario.
EA will allow a more detailed assessment to be done for the biosolids
management options at the Highland Creek plant, and will include:
the evaluation of all viable biosolids management options including new
technologies that have been developed in recent years,
the development of a short list of the most promising options,
specific Health Impact Assessment (HIA) that will be overseen by Toronto
Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) of air emissions for the short listed
options, to be overseen by the Toronto Energy and Environment Office,
development of a comparative assessment process for the shortlisted
options, taking into consideration environmental, social, HIA results, CIA
results and financial factors, to develop a best overall approach in
selecting a biosolids management strategy for the HCTP,
consultation with the public, the community surrounding the treatment
plant, and a broad range of stakeholders, to keep them informed, and to
better understand public concerns and values, so they can be reflected in
the evaluation of options,
preparation of a final detailed stand-alone report that brings together
the information presented in the technical memoranda.
you to be available to attend community meetings, when they are advertised
or to respond to surveys when requested.
recently learned that we should expect the first public meetings to be
held in June.
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