Upper Little River Watershed Drainage and Stormwater Management Master Plan Completed

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Essex – The Essex Region Conservation Authority, in conjunction with the City of Windsor and the Town of Tecumseh, has completed a Master Plan in accordance with Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015).

The Master Plan examined several alternatives for stormwater management and identified a preferred option based on an evaluation of alternatives and public / agency input. The preferred alternative includes stormwater management facilities located within defined stormwater management corridors. These facilities would be built to service multiple properties and are intended to align with development blocks. Facilities will provide quantity and quality control prior to outletting to watercourses. The Master Plan incorporates the comments received from the public and agencies during the course of the study. While the Master Plan addresses need and justification at a broad level, site specific environmental conditions will be confirmed and impacts evaluated for each of the Schedule B projects included in the Master Plan at a later date following the Municipal Class EA.

The Master Plan is available for review at www.citywindsor.ca, www.tecumseh.ca, or by visiting the following locations during normal business hours:

  • City of Windsor
    Clerk’s Office
    350 City Hall Square West, Suite 530
    Windsor, ON, N9A 6S1
  • Town of Tecumseh
    Clerk’s Office
    917 Lesperance Road
    Tecumseh, ON, N8N 1W9

Interested persons should provide written comments related to this proposed undertaking by February 20, 2023[1].  Thereafter, the Master Plan will be reviewed and revised taking into consideration the comments which are received from the public. Comments should be directed to the following Project Team members:

  • Jayson Innes, M.A.Sc., P. Eng.
    Stantec Consulting Ltd.
    100-300 Hagey Blvd.
    Waterloo, ON, N2L 0A4
    Tel: (519) 585-7282
  • James Bryant, P. Eng.
    Essex Region Conservation Authority
    360 Fairview Avenue West
    Essex ON, N8M 1Y8
    Tel: (519) 776-5209 ext. 246

[1] All personal information included in a submission – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, maintained and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in s. 37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential. For more information, please contact the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at foi.mecp@ontario.ca.

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