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Upper York Sewage Solution and Sharon Trunk Sanitary Sewer

Queensville Holland Landing Sharon (QHLS) 
Sharon Trunk Sanitary Sewer

The Regional Municipality of York will be working in your community to build a sanitary sewer.

A 900 mm sanitary sewer will run east of 2nd Concession along the north end of Rogers Reservoir, northeast along the hydro line corridor and past Mount Albert Road to Leslie Street. Within environmentally sensitive zones, the sewer will be constructed using trenchless technology construction methods; open cut construction will be used within the existing hydro line corridor and proposed development sections throughout the project.
Environmental protection measures will be provided throughout the duration of the project. Major traffic delays are not anticipated. For full details please visit www.york.ca/waterconstruction or email QHLS@york.ca.


Upper York Sewage Solution (UYSS)
This is a project of The Regional Municipality of York. The key components are a proposed Water Reclamation Centre with associated infrastructure including an outfall to the East Holland River as well as proposed YDSS Modifications.

If you have any questions regarding the Upper York Sewage Solution project, visit york.ca.


The Regional Municipality of York (York Region) has completed the Upper York Sewage Solutions Environmental Assessment (UYSS EA) to determine a wastewater servicing solution for the Towns of Aurora, East Gwillimbury and Newmarket for accommodating provincially approved growth to 2031.  As required under section 6.2(1) of the Environmental Assessment Act and according to the Terms of Reference approved (as amended) by the Minister of the Environment on March 11, 2010, York Region has submitted the UYSS EA to the Ministry of the Environment for review and approval.

A Water Reclamation Centre with associated infrastructure has been identified as the preferred solution for wastewater servicing in East Gwillimbury and the northern portion of Newmarket. The preferred site for the proposed Water Reclamation Centre is located on 2nd Concession, one kilometre north of Queensville Sideroad in East Gwillimbury.

In concert with the proposed Water Reclamation Centre, a phosphorous off-setting program will be implemented. The proposed off-setting program consists of retrofitting seven existing stormwater management ponds in the Towns of Aurora, Newmarket, and East Gwillimbury, developing a new stormwater management pond in the Town of Georgina, and installing low impact development technologies within an existing stormwater catchment area in the Town of Newmarket.

Wastewater from Aurora and the remainder of Newmarket would be conveyed by a new forcemain to the existing York Durham Sewage System (YDSS) for treatment and discharge to Lake Ontario. The preferred alignment for the new wastewater forcemain has been identified adjacent to the existing YDSS forcemain.

As required under the Environmental Assessment Act, the UYSS EA Report will be available for public review and comment at the locations indicated below during regular business hours from July 25, 2014 to September 12, 2014.  It is also available for download from the project website links to external site.

Accessible formats or communication supports are available upon request.

The EA Report is available for review at several locations including:

York Region Administrative Centre Clerk’s Office
17250 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6Z1
Phone: 1-877-464-9675
This location is wheelchair accessible.

Town of East Gwillimbury
Clerk’s Office
19000 Leslie Street, Sharon, Ontario L0G 1V0
Phone: 905-478-4282
This location is wheelchair accessible.

UYSS Project Office
1195 Stellar Drive, Unit 1, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 7B8
Phone: 905-830-5656
Copies of the EA Report on CD are also available at this location
This location is wheelchair accessible.

If you have any questions or need further information about this project, please contact:

Adrian Coombs, P. Eng., Senior Project Manager
Phone: 905-830-4444 extension 75098   
Fax: 905-830-6927
Email: adrian.coombs@york.ca
Project Email: info@uyssolutions.ca
Website: www.uyssolutions.ca

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 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 Municipal 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 Project Officer of the Ministry of the Environment’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at 416-327-1434.

This notice was first published on July 10, 2014