Halton Region

Peer Review, Hydrogeological Investigations, SAR Permitting, Environmental Compliance and Water Well Monitoring Projects

Environmental and Geoscience support on major water and wastewater linear infrastructure projects across Halton Region

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Palmer has worked on a significant number of projects for Halton Region that include Davis Feedermain, Zone 4 Feedemain and Reservoir, Washburn Feedermain, Britannia East, Britannia West/Pumping Station, Rebecca Street Trunk Sewer, Zone 1 Feedermain, Acton Reservoir, South Service Road Watermain and 6th Line Watermain.

The projects involve a wide range of Palmer services including Peer Review of Hydrogeological Reports conducted by 3rd party consultants, preparation and negotiation of Conservation Authority permits, construction environmental and compliance monitoring on many of Halton Region’s largest linear projects, Species at Risk investigation and permitting, and water well investigations and monitoring on over 25 km of linear projects.

Halton Region
  • Hydrogeology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Terrestrial Ecology
March 2015 — Ongoing

What We're Doing

The ultimate objective of Palmer’s work with Halton Region is to decrease the potential for delays and improve the outcomes related to environmental permitting. Our strong relationships with regulatory agencies, diverse skill set, and innovative strategies have helped the Region Permit many difficult projects. Our construction monitoring services have helped to prevent regulatory issues and delays, assisted with limiting contractor claims, and provide strong scientific rationale to support or refute claims related to environmental or groundwater impacts adjacent to project sites. Palmer is a trusted advisor within the Region.


Site-specific assessments using engineering and environmental methodologies to characterize the physical and chemical conditions of groundwater chemistry in support of design and permitting for clients in the mining, aggregate, land development and infrastructure sectors.

Aquatic Ecology

Industry-leading fisheries science consulting and aquatic services assisting in minimizing project effects on fish and complying with environmental legislation. Assessment of fish population dynamics, food web interactions, fish health and aquatic habitats amid human-induced impacts supporting monitoring, permitting and habitat compensation planning.

Terrestrial Ecology

Multi-disciplinary investigation of terrestrial ecosystems at regional, local and site-specific scale. Analysis includes species interaction with the environment and relevant sensitivities to resource and land development, as well as identification of potentially sensitive terrestrial elements such as groundwater-dependent wetlands, species at risk and critical habitat which may influence project timing and agency approvals.