Township of Severn has hired Civica Infrastructure to to develop a Servicing Master Plan (Plan). The Plan will be completed in accordance with requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011, and 2015).

About the Servicing Master Plan

The Plan will include a complete technical and asset performance analysis to identify service gaps and future water, wastewater, and stormwater service needs. The Plan will provide recommendations on how provide the needed level of service in response to the projected growth of the community over the next 30-years.

Current level of service

Water and wastewater service

Water and wastewater treatment and distribution systems are currently operational in the Settlement Areas of: 

  • Coldwater
  • Washago
  • Westshore
Water supply service only

Water supply services (no wastewater) are provided by the Township in the communities of:

  • Bass Lake Woodlands
  • Marchmont
  • Sandcastle Estates
  • Severn Estates
Private systems (no service)

Other rural areas in Severn rely on private water and wastewater services (wells and septic system or other) and include:

  • Ardtrea
  • Fesserton
  • Marchmont
  • Port Severn
  • Severn Falls

Public and stakeholder consultation


The notice of study presents the project and invites the public and stakeholders to offer comments and to participate in the study.

View the notice of study

View the notice of public meeting

View the notice of public meeting (2)

The notice of study completion will announce the completion of the project and invite stakeholders to review and comment on the final Plan.

Public Information Centres

Opportunities for public involvement in the project will be provided throughout the study. Two Public Information Centers (PICs) are planned as a part of this study. The first PIC will be held to present the project information, current servicing scheme, areas of improvement, etc., and receive public input prior to evaluating alternatives. The second PIC will include the assessment of alternatives and presentation of the preferred best solution. 

PIC #1

To gather public input, the first of two Public Information Centers (PICs) was scheduled for:

Date: Tuesday, December 5
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Township of Severn Administration Office, 1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn

View the PIC #1 presentation

PIC #2

The second of two Public Information Centers (PICs) occurred on:

Date: Wednesday, May 29
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Township of Severn Administration Office, 1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn

View the PIC #2 presentation

About the PICs

The PICs will include a PowerPoint presentation followed by a question and answer period. Details and meeting information will be posted to this page when available. 

Next steps

Following the completion of the PICs and review of public comments, a draft Plan will developed and presented to Council.

Stakeholder contact list

Stakeholders that will be notified about the development of the Plan include:

  • relevant technical and review agencies
  • First Nations and Metis groups
  • major landowners
  • local businesses, groups, associations, and other organizations
  • utilities, school boards, and other groups identified by the Township

Individuals on the contact list will receive study notices directly by mail or e-mail.

Contact Civica Infrastructure to request that your name be added to the stakeholder list. 

Comments and questions

Have a comment or question you'd like to share about the Servicing Master Plan?  Send us your comments by completing our online Comment Form.

Comment Form

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a Servicing Master Plan? 

The Plan will:

  • identify and select preferred alternative water supply and storage
  • recommend wastewater collection and treatment solutions
  • offer solutions for stormwater management servicing strategies 

The final Plan will help to guide the expansion of water, wastewater, and stormwater services in Severn for the next 30 years.  

What will be included in the final Plan? 

The final Plan will include:

  • service gaps and needs
  • opportunities and solutions
  • environmental impacts
  • social impacts

How can I share my comments about the Servicing Master Plan? 

You can share your comments by attending the upcoming PICs or by completing our online Comment Form. 

Please include your name, mailing address, and email address. 
Comment Form

What is a PIC?

Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held during the study to allow the public and our stakeholders to provide comments.

Details on upcoming PICs will be:

  • posted on this page when confirmed
  • shared on our News and Notices page
  • sent directly to our stakeholder contact list

How will my comments be used?

Input from the public and stakeholders will be reviewed and considered throughout the development of the Plan. With the exception of any personal information, all comments received will be documented and included as part of the final Plan. 

How long will it take to develop the Plan? 

The project duration will depend on the schedule, the potential impacts of the project, and the level of consultation required. The project is expected to be completed within 18 to 24 months, but it can take longer.

What happens after the approval of the Plan?

After the final Servicing Master Plan has been approved, the project will proceed to the implementation phase, which includes the detailed design, review, evaluation, and possible construction phases of the water, wastewater, and stormwater services for Severn.

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