The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) has been awarded a five-year contract to operate the water treatment and transmission systems of the two water systems which provide clean drinking water to 14 municipalities located between Lake Huron and Lake Erie. The value of the five-year contract is $35.1 million.

Together, the two water systems supply clean water to more than 500,000 people living and working in this region through an efficient network of water treatment plants, pipelines, pumping stations and reservoirs. The systems are owned and operated under the authority of two boards of management, each comprised of members appointed by the benefiting municipalities of the two water systems.

“This has been a carefully executed process, fair, equitable and transparent, assuring us a capable operating partner,” said Al Edmondson, chair of the Lake Huron Water Board. “We thank our evaluation team for their diligence. We also thank American Water Canada, our operating contractor for the past 10 years, for their responsible delivery of our drinking water services.”


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