Non-Potable Requests for Brownfield Development
Brownfields are lands on which industrial or commercial activity took place, such as factories, gas stations or where spills have occurred, which may need to be cleaned up before they can be redeveloped.
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks has developed standards (non-potable site condition standards) that are intended for use at properties where a municipal supply of drinking water is available and there are no wells located in the area. This ensures that the application of the standards does not pose a risk to local water supplies.
When a brownfield is being redeveloped for more sensitive use, such as residential development, property owners are required to notify York Region under Ontario Regulation 153/04 of their intent to use non-potable site condition standards.
How to make a request
To submit a non-potable request to the Region, please follow the steps outlined below:
- Review the updates made to York Region’s Procedure for Responding to Requests to Use Non-Potable Standards
- Print and complete the Site Screening Questionnaire for Non-Potable Requests
- Mail the completed submission, including the additonal required items to The Regional Municipality of York at:
The Regional Municipality of York
Regional Clerk’s Office
17250 Yonge Street 4th Floor
Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1
- Scan the completed questionnaire and email it and the additional required items to @email
- Payment can be made by cheque or credit card. Please mail cheques to Regional Clerk’s Office at the address provided above. Please include a transmittal indicating the payment purpose and associated project. For credit card payments, please email @email indicating your intent to submit a payment via credit card.
- York Region will respond to non-potable requests within 30 business days
For more information on the Region’s Non-Potable Request Procedure, please email @email or call Access York at 1-877-464-9675.