Status: Study initiated 2015, the Notice of Completion was published with no request for Part II orders received
Consultant: R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited
Study Level: Municipal Class EA Schedule B
Purpose: To consider options for sanitary servicing and stormwater management for the Foster Drive area including Foster Drive, MacLaren Ave, Garson Street, Yeates Avenue and Merrett Drive.
Scope: City of Barrie will look at a number of alternatives associated with sanitary servicing and stormwater management and assess the impacts of these improvements on the physical, natural, social, cultural and economic environments.
Key Considerations: This neighborhood is currently serviced by private septic systems. As these systems are reaching the end of their expected service life, the City is studying alternatives to address sanitary servicing needs in this area.
This neighborhood was constructed prior to stormwater management regulations, and as such, stormwater runoff generated from this area flows uncontrolled to both Whiskey Creek and Lovers Creek. The City is studying alternatives to provide stormwater management to this area to reduce nutrient loading to Lake Simcoe, reduce erosion impacts to the receiving watercourses, improve water balance and mitigate downstream flood risk.
Public Information Centre: A Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on April 29, 2015, (4–7pm) at the Painswick Public Library. The public was invited to review and provide comments on the alternative solutions. Comments and responses received from the PIC will be considered in the development of the preferred alternative.
Preferred Alternative: The following alternatives were selected as the preferred alternative for sanitary servicing and stormwater management.
Sanitary Servicing: Alternative 2 – Deep Sewer Alignment. This alternative consists of open-cut gravity sewers intended to provide basement gravity servicing to the majority of homes. Sewers will be installed at standard depths where possible.
Stormwater Management: Alternative 3 – Low Impact Development. This alternative consists of low impact development (LID) practices installed within the municipal right-of-way. The recommended LID practice is based on a storm sewer exfiltration system that includes perforated sewer pipes that allow stormwater to soak into the ground; thus allowing natural processes to filter stormwater.
Related documents: PIC Letter & Comment Sheet; PIC presentation; Staff Report; Direction Memo
Class EA Phase 1 & 2 Report: Foster Area Sanitary Servicing & Stormwater Management