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April 27, 2017
Notice of Public Consultation Centre No. 2 Class Environmental Assessment Drumbo Wastewater Treatment Plant with consideration for serving Princeton

Oxford County is currently undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to develop a wastewater servicing plan for the Community of Drumbo, to service planned growth in the community in a cost-effective, environmentally sound and sustainable manner. The Drumbo WWTP Class EA has also considered the potential to provide servicing for the Community of Princeton at an expanded or new Drumbo WWTP. The study is being 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).

Oxford County owns and operates the Drumbo Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), which provides treatment for wastewater generated in the Community 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 m3/d. The community of Princeton is currently serviced by private sewage systems.

The Drumbo Class EA has considered seven (7) alternative solutions, including the "Do Nothing" alternative. The recommended preferred solution is to service growth in the Community of Drumbo at an expanded Drumbo WWTP. The recommended preferred alternative would provide additional capacity for about 20 years of projected growth in Drumbo. The treatment of Princeton wastewater at an expanded Drumbo WWTP is not part of the recommended preferred solution.

Public input and comments are an important component of the Class EA process. The second of three Public Consultation Centres (PCCs) has been scheduled to receive input and comments on the project from interested members of the public. The PCC will provide information on the alternative solutions considered, the evaluation criteria and methodology, the evaluation of the alternative solutions, the recommended preferred solution, and next steps and timing. The PCC will be held as follows:

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Drumbo Agricultural Hall - 42 Centre Street, Drumbo, Ontario

The PCC will be a drop-in open house format, with project information posted on display boards, and County staff and their consultants in attendance to provide further explanation, and to receive your comments and questions. Oxford County Public Health will be available to provide information to Princeton residents on septic system care and replacement.

Following this public meeting and confirmation of the preferred alternative solution, the study will proceed to Phase 3 of the Municipal Class EA process to develop and evaluate alternative design concepts for the preferred solution, and identify the preferred design. A third PCC will be held during Phase 3. Information on the Drumbo WWTP Class EA is posted on the Oxford County website at:

Please contact either of the following project team members if you have any questions or comments about the study, or if you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive future notifications for the study.

Mr. Mark Maxwell, P.Eng.
Project Engineer
Oxford County Department of Public Works
21 Reeve Street, P.O. Box 1614
Woodstock, Ontario N4S 7Y3
Phone: 519-539-9800, ext. 3195
Fax: 519-421-4711

Mr. Stephen Nutt, M.Eng., P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
XCG Consulting Limited
820 Trillium Drive
Kitchener, Ontario N2R 1K4
Phone: 519-741-5774
Fax: 519-741-5627