Notice of Public Consultation • Class EA • Sturgeon Falls Water Pollution Control Centre Sludge Treatment and Biosolids Management

Notice of Consultation

Class Environmental Assessment for the Sturgeon Falls Water Pollution Control Centre (WPCC) - Sludge Treatment and Biosolids Management

The Municipality of West Nipissing has completed a Schedule B, Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to identify an alternate for the existing anaerobic digestion based sludge treatment and biosolids storage management at the Sturgeon Falls Water Pollution Control Centre, in the community of Sturgeon Falls. A solution is required to address the ongoing process and structural issues/limitations with the Sludge treatment system, and the off-site hauling and land disposal of generated biosolids. The Class EA study was conducted in accordance with the requirements of Schedule “B” of the Municipal Environmental Assessment dated October 2000 (as amended in 2007 & 2011). The current study and the public consultation process identified the following as the preferred alternative planning solution:

The preferred alternative is to replace the existing anaerobic based sludge treatment system and continue with land disposal.  Preferred treatment options include Conventional Aerobic Digestion or Autothermal Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion, final selection to be made during preliminary design stage.


A Public Information Centre (PIC) for this project has been scheduled as follows:

Date: May 7, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: WN Information Centre, 30 Front Street, Sturgeon Falls     


Representatives from the Municipality and the Consultant team will be at the PIC to discuss a series of displays for you to review the study background, and alternatives considered for the study. This PIC will give the public and stakeholders an opportunity to ask questions and provide input to the project team.

You are encouraged to provide your comments on the alternative solutions by May 22, 2019. To provide comments or to be added to the study mailing list, please contact: 


Chris Cecchetto                                                                   
Project Manager                                                                          
AECOM Canada Ltd.                                                                    
1361 Paris Street, Suite 105                                                      
Sudbury, ON, P3E 3B6                                                                
T:  705.674.8343  F: 705.674.1694                                          
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Peter Ming, P.Eng.
Manager of Water and Wastewater Operations
Municipality of West Nipissing
225 Holditch Street, Suite 101
Sturgeon Falls, ON, P2B 1T1
T: (705).753.6954 F: (705).753.4981


Note: With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record




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