Construction underway for advanced wastewater treatment plant in Ontario

Today, representatives from the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the Niagara Region celebrated the start of construction for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant.

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO, July 10, 2015 -- Today, representatives from the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the Niagara Region celebrated the start of construction for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The new plant, which will replace the existing facility, will produce less noise and odors, help protect the environment and ensure sufficient treatment capacity to serve several communities within the municipality of Niagara-on-the-Lake for the next two decades.

The new plant will treat both dry- and wet-weather flows, include an anaerobic digester and help protect the environment by supporting Canada's international and regional commitments to protect the Great Lakes Basin by improving the quality of effluent discharged into Lake Ontario.

Located closely to the west of the existing plant, the utility will satisfy federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations and the Ontario Ministry of Environment's standards for treating wastewater and will be operational in 2017. The estimated total project cost is $43,293,030.

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