Owen Sound Reinforcement

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Project Phase: Environmental Studies 

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To ensure the region continues to have access to affordable natural gas, Enbridge Gas Inc. (operating as Union Gas) is proposing to build up to 36 kilometres of 12-inch diameter natural gas pipeline in the Municipality of West Grey and the Township of Chatsworth.

(Note: As of Jan. 1, 2019, Union Gas and Enbridge Gas Distribution have amalgamated into one utility with the legal name Enbridge Gas Inc.)

We're excited about this proposal. Natural gas improves Ontarians' quality of life and is an affordable and reliable energy source. We have been safely providing natural gas service to homes and businesses in the Owen Sound area for over 60 years.

Subject to regulatory approvals, construction of the pipeline would begin in 2019, and will tie into an existing natural gas system known as the Owen Sound Pipeline system.

We will keep you informed

Recent update

Aug. 31, 2018

Please view the project's environmental report here.

All environmental report appendices can be found at the links below.

These appendices cover the following areas: all records of consultation; water well records and permit to take water records; archaeological assessment reports; cultural heritage assessment reports; the Fisheries and Oceans Canada agreement related to watercourse crossings for pipeline construction and maintenance; a summary of potential effects, proposed mitigation, net effects and environmental monitoring and contingency measures; and a photomosaic.

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G

Nov. 30, 2017

We thank all those who attended our open houses. You can review the information boards presented at the open houses. Also, check out our newsletter for the latest information on the project.

We value what you have to say about this project. An Environmental Study on this proposal will be conducted and will include consultation with affected landowners, Indigenous communities, municipalities, government agencies and others. Communicating with affected landowners and local communities will be a priority for us, as it has been on many other projects we've undertaken in Ontario.

The final Environmental Study will be included in an application to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) whose approval is required before this project can proceed. If approved, construction could take place in the spring of 2019.

When we do begin work experienced pipeline contractors will use as many local resources as practical to build the new section of pipeline. In addition, the local community will benefit from the incremental property taxes that we will pay annually on this new pipeline.

If you have any questions regarding the project we'd be glad to answer them. Reach us at OwenSoundProject@uniongas.com