Carolyn Thompson Goddard
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

LONG SAULT – Jamie Baker from EVB Engineering provided South Stormont council with an Ingleside Wastewater Treatment Plant (IWWTP) design update on March 24 at the council meeting. 

Baker put forward background information on the IWWTP. In 2017 an Environmental Study Report identified several issues with recommendations, including the expansion of the existing plant as well as expanding biosolids storage facilities, a new UV Disinfection System and supporting equipment.

As the municipality is expected to have both increased residential and commercial needs, consultation with stakeholders was undertaken with the design criteria finalized after these consultations. There were several technical memos completed which include details on the various systems. In fall 2020, the design report, which will accompany the drawings to the Ministry of Environment for approval was completed.

Council was then provided with technical information and drawings of various components of the program. Baker provided detailed information on the Headworks Building as well as the Ultraviolet Disinfection Building before speaking on the exterior finishing of the buildings.

Next steps include updating the cost model, finalize the detailed design, pre-consultation with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Funding application process and then move onto details of the construction itself.