Pollution Prevention and Control Plan

Sewage overflows into our local creeks and streams? Concerned about basement flooding? The City’s Pollution Prevention and Control Plan addresses how the City manages the sanitary and combined sewer system.

Why we need the PPCP

The City's sewer system currently experiences combined sewer overflows at some locations during intense wet weather periods. The City completed its current Pollution Control Plan in 2008 to identify actions to help manage the sanitary and combined sewer system in order to reduce overflows and basement flooding.

It is now time to update the plan to reflect the improvements already made and to identify and prioritize the remaining work required to further reduce combined sewer overflows, protect against basement flooding and reduce pollution to loca creeks, streams and Lake Ontario.

Open House

An open house was held on Thursday, November 8, 2018, to discuss the following:

  • scope of work for the study
  • the status of the sewer system
  • current issues
  • enhancements
  • possible solutions

We also received feedback on related issues and priorities. The feedback will be maintained on file during the study and may be included in the study documentation. 

View the information display boards presented at the Pollution Prevention and Control Plan Public Information Centre.

Contact us

Mark Green, M. Eng.
Manager of Environmental Services
City of St. Catharines
50 Church St.
P.O. Box 3012
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
905.688.5601 ext. 2193

Mark Stirrup, M.Eng., P.Eng.
Principal Project Manager
Hatch Corporation
5035 South Service Rd.
Burlington, ON L7L 6M9

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