Ontario Water News

Delving into Decentralized Issues

On November 30, WaterTAP and the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA) will be hosting a special stakeholder consultation session to gather input on small town planning and policy issues impacting efficient rural wastewater servicing. In this facilitated session, participants will work together to identify barriers to affordable decentralized solution adoption and opportunities for improvement.

The event will also feature three short presentations:

  • Scale, Efficiency, Affordability: Decision Making Considerations | John Desbiens, President and CEO, Cambium Inc.
  • Municipal Responsibility Agreements (MRA’s) putting the brakes on provincial policy | Mike Keene, Associate Director of Policy and Planning, FOTENN Consultants
  • Thinking Outside the Box: Frontenac County’s Communal Servicing Study | Joe Gallivan, Director of Planning and Economic Development, Frontenac County

WaterTAP will share a summary of the event, which will include the findings of the facilitated discussion, for further discussion within the industry. WaterTAP will also present highlights of this consultation event at OOWA’s Annual Conference in Huntsville, April 15-17, 2018.

“I’m really looking forward to this one-of-a-kind opportunity for stakeholders to identify common concerns and solutions related to rural servicing and small town infrastructure affordability,” says Trish Johnson, Lead, Better Best Practices Initiative, WaterTAP. “I encourage anyone in the industry that’s interested in sharing their insights to attend this unique event.”

The consultation session will be taking take place on November 30 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM at R. J. Burnside and Associates’ Mississauga office (6990 Creditview Road, Unit 2, Mississauga, ON L5N 8R9). There is no charge for participants, though space is limited. Lunch will be provided.

Send a message to Trish Johnson at trish.johnson@WaterTAPontario.com by November 24 to secure your spot.