Canadian Consulting Engineer

Niagara needs to spend $800 million over next 10 years

A study of the Niagara Region's water and wastewater infrastructure in Ontario suggests that the region will be spe...

September 5, 2003   Canadian Consulting Engineer

A study of the Niagara Region’s water and wastewater infrastructure in Ontario suggests that the region will be spending $800 million on upgrades over the next 10 years.
The study was done by MacViro (Eric MacDonald) and CH2M Hill. It projected that $590 million capital spending will need to be given to major facilities like treatment plants, reservoirs, sewage treatment plants and pumping, and $193 million for municipal distribution systems.
Chado Brcic, P.Eng., director of Water Services for the Region, suggests that one area where they need to pay attention is combined sewer overflows. Another new area requiring attention is the provision of services for the rural area of Wainfleet, which relies on private septic tanks and wells and will probably need an investment of $40 or $50 million.
Niagara Region serves 420,000 people, of which 370,000 have services. The recommendations still have to be approved by the Region.


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