Mansfield Water Supply Environmental Assessment

Township of Mulmur
Notice of Study Commencement
Mansfield Water Supply and Storage
Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study

The Study

The Township of Mulmur has identified that the existing water system in Mansfield does not have capacity available to support water demands for growth that has been approved in the Official Plan.  The Township is initiating a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify the preferred method of providing for these demands.  The EA will review how to service the community of Mansfield. 

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The Township has received development applications for lands within Mansfield.  The existing water system has insufficient capacity for this additional development.  The developers are funding the EA in order for the Township to identify and evaluate alternatives, and to receive input from the public, agencies, as well as Indigenous communities to develop an overall approach to meeting future water demands in Mansfield.  The Developers will be required to finance upgrades to the water system based on the preferred alternative(s) to expand the water system to service the new developments.  The Township has identified that additional supply wells will likely be required and alternatives for fire protection need to be identified and evaluated. 

Mansfield Drinking Water System

The existing drinking water system consists of three productions wells, a pumphouse, a standpipe for storage of treated water, and a distribution system.  The pumphouse is equipped with high lift and emergency pumping equipment, process piping, pressure tanks, and treatment equipment. The distribution system provides fire protection to the existing community with hydrants. 

The Process

This study is being carried out in accordance with the requirements of a Schedule “B” undertaking as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2023).  A key component of the study will be consultation with interested stakeholders (public and agencies) as well as Indigenous communities.

This notice is intended to convey that the Township is initiating the study.  The Township will be holding a Public Information Centre expected to occur in the Summer of 2024, where further information related to the study including alternatives will be available for input and comment.  Notification for the date, location, and time of the upcoming Public Information Centre will be posted on the Township’s website ( and communication channels (electronic newsletters, email blast outs).   If you wish to be placed on the contact list to receive future notices or have questions or comments related to this project, please contact Jeff Paznar.

R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited
Jeff Paznar, P.Eng., EP – Project Manager
15 Townline
Orangeville ON  L9W 3R4
Phone: 226-486-1558

Township of Mulmur
Tracey Atkinson – CAO/Planner
758070 2nd Line E 
Mulmur ON  L9V 0G8
Phone: 705-466-3341 ext. 222

Project and notice information will be made accessible upon request in accordance with the Accessibility Standard for Information and Communication under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.  Please note that Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.  This Notice first issued on January 25, 2024

Notice of Commencement - Mansfield Water Supply EA

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