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Howson Dam Environmental Assessment

Thursday October 6th, 2016

Date:                                      October 05, 2016
For Release:                        Immediate

 Howson Dam Environmental Assessment  

The Township of North Huron held a Public Information Center (PIC) on Thursday, September 29, 2016 regarding a Class Environmental Assessment for the Howson Dam. The Howson Dam is an aging dam and bridge structure located on the Maitland River in the former Town of Wingham.

Long term alternatives for the Howson Dam will be evaluated in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process. The Class EA includes consideration of natural, social, economic and cultural factors as part of the alternative evaluation process.

This initial PIC was to receive initial public comment and include a general review of dam’s history. The meeting featured a presentation on the Class EA process. PIC # 2 will be scheduled for early December which will provide the public with an evaluation of the alternative options for the Howson Dam.

Public input is encouraged throughout the process and are asked to comment regarding the Class Environmental Assessment for the Howson Dam. Comments will be accepted until October 14, 2016 to the Township of North Huron. Further information is available on the Township of North Huron website http://www.northhuron.ca/publicworks.php?area=de48 and by contacting the office directly.

For information please contact:
Jeff Molenhuis
Director of Public Works
Township of North Huron
Phone Number (519) 357-3550 extension 128