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November 06, 2018
Public Notice: Notice of Completion - Class EA Study

Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA Study), Drumbo Wastewater Treatment Plant Capacity Expansion

Oxford County has completed a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA Study) to consider alternatives for the upgrade and capacity expansion of the Drumbo Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) which provides treatment and servicing of wastewater generated in the Village of Drumbo.

The Drumbo WWTP, constructed in 1993, is a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) with tertiary filtration and UV disinfection with a current rated capacity of 300 cubic metres per day. To meet the wastewater treatment requirements of future growth, the Drumbo WWTP will need to be expanded beyond its existing rated capacity.

The purpose of the Class EA Study was to determine the most cost-effective, environmentally sound and socially sustainable approach to upgrade and expand the Drumbo WWTP in order to service growth to the year 2038. The Study was undertaken as a Schedule C project in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Municipal Engineers Association, June 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015).

An Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been completed that documents the Class Environmental Assessment process. The ESR was accepted by Oxford County Council on June 13, 2018, and will be available for public review for 45 days starting on Thursday November 6, 2018 and ending on Friday December 21, 2018 at the following locations:

Oxford County Administration Building
Customer Service
21 Reeve St
Woodstock ON N4S 3G1
The Township of Blandford-Blenheim
47 Wilmot St. South
Drumbo ON N0J 1G
Oxford County Library
Princeton Branch
25 Main St.
Princeton ON N0J 1V0

The ESR is also available for review on the Oxford County website at:

Written comments on the ESR should be provided within 45 calendar days of the date of first issue of this notice and should be addressed to:

Mitchell Heighway, P.Eng.,
Project Engineer
Oxford County Public Works
21 Reeve St, P.O. Box 1614, Woodstock, ON N4S 7Y3
Fax: 519-421-4711, email:

If concerns regarding this Class EA Study cannot be resolved with Oxford County, a person may request the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks to issue a Part II Order for an individual environmental assessment. Requests for a Part II Order must be received by the Minister at the address noted below by December 17, 2018. More information about Part II Orders as well as the Part II Order form and submission instructions can be found online here:

If there is no request for a Part II Order, implementation of the preferred solution for Drumbo Wastewater Servicing as presented in the ESR will proceed.

This Notice first issued November 6, 2018

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