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July 10, 2015 –– Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario – Infrastructure Canada

Today, representatives from the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the Niagara Region celebrated the start of construction of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant. The new plant, which will replace the existing facility, will produce less noise and odours, 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.

Located approximately 800 metres west of the existing plant, the new plant will treat both dry weather 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. The plant will satisfy federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations and the Ontario Ministry of Environment's standards for treating wastewater, and will be operational in 2017.

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada has committed $14,426,667 through the Building Canada Fund – Major Infrastructure Component for this project.
  • The Government of Ontario has committed $14,430,000 and the Niagara Region is responsible for all remaining project costs.
  • The estimated total project cost is $43,293,030.


"Our Government's support for public infrastructure has never been stronger. This important new facility will provide modern, cleaner wastewater treatment services for people in this region, while protecting the environment and enhancing the local economy. We are proud to invest in the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant, as we focus on creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous communities here in Ontario."

-The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls

"Investing in infrastructure projects such as the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant, will help to create a new, modern facility that provides safe wastewater treatment services for residents and businesses of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This modernized infrastructure will also help to create jobs, support economic growth in the region and strengthen communities."

-The Honourable Jim Bradley,
Member of Provincal Parliment for St. Catharines

"Niagara residents will benefit from this new and more effective wastewater treatment plant that protects the environment and serves the community of Niagara-on-the-Lake. We are thankful for the financial support of our provincial and federal partners that will help make this project a reality. Over the next two years, this project will create new jobs in Niagara and support our Council's focus on healthy communities."

Alan Caslin,
Regional Chair of Niagara

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