The Central Mississauga area will experience significant growth over the next 20 + years, specifically, within the Mississauga City Centre, Hurontario and Dundas Corridor. We expect these areas to grow by over 40 percent by 2041. The current wastewater infrastructure does not have available capacity to service this increased growth. That’s why the Region is doing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to study how to expand the capacity of the Central Mississauga Wastewater System.
This is a Schedule ‘C’ Class EA study and is intended to:
“Increase the conveyance capacity of key trunk sewers to service future growth and ensure alignment with the Region’s long-term plan for providing wastewater services within the Mississauga City Centre, Hurontario Corridor and Dundas Corridor areas.”
WHERE WE ARE
The wastewater servicing alternatives have been evaluated and a preferred solution has been identified. The evaluation process considered all public and agency input, and baseline studies completed to date. The preferred solution was presented to the public on March 10, 2020. The PIC No. 1 display boards can be found at: https://www.peelregion.ca/pw/water/environ-assess/pdf/EA-PIC-1-Mississauga.pdf.
Since PIC No. 1, we have identified the preliminary preferred design alternative alignments and shaft sites along Burnhamthorpe Road, Cawthra Road and Queensway East. The alignments will be predominantly tunnelled underground. We are currently preparing for PIC No. 2 where we will present the preliminary preferred design alignment and shaft sites (Fig 1) to the public.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH & CONSULTATION
Consultation with stakeholders, ministries, agencies, utilities and property owners has occurred throughout the EA process. The project team has met with key stakeholders including City of Mississauga, TRCA (Etobicoke Creek), CVC (Cooksville Creek), and Hydro One (Queensway East) to discuss feasibility, solicit input and identify next steps to support the design of the preliminary preferred design concept before PIC No. 2.
We have continued our efforts in identifying and involving any community groups, businesses and/or individuals within the study area early on and would welcome your support in this matter.
For more info, please visit the Region’s website at: https://www.peelregion.ca/pw/water/environ-assess/scheduled-c-class-environmental-assessment.asp