Niagara-on-the-Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant

The new Niagara-on-the-Lake wastewater treatment plant will be 800 meters west of the existing plant above Niven Rd.

Niagara Region will build a new Wastewater Treatment Plant in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The new Niagara-on-the-Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant will:

  • Increase the efficiency and capacity of wastewater treatment
  • Reduce noise and odours
  • Help protect the environment

This project will be completed in three sections.

Pumping Station Upgrades and Road Work

Duration: August 2014 to December 2015

This contract will look to upgrade three sewage pumping stations:

New pipes will be laid in order to accommodate the new facility.

During this time, there may be intermittent traffic disruptions on Lakeshore Rd., Niven Rd, Nassau St., and William St.

Effluent Outfall Extension

Duration: Late Summer 2014 to December 2014

This contract will add to the existing outfall, currently in Lake Ontario. Concept photo

Lakeshore Rd. park access will not be impacted during construction.

Construction of the new Wastewater Treatment Plant

Duration: September 2014 to December 2016

Decomissioning of the Current Facility

A separate Environmental Assessment is necessary to determine the preferred alternative for decommissioning of the existing Niagara-on-the-Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant and will begin later this year.

Public and Stakeholder input will be requested as part of the Decommissioning Environmental Assessment.

Project funding and background information

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