During this week’s celebration of National Public Works Week, Niagara Region is excited to share that is has once again claimed the top spot at the Ontario Water Works Association’s Annual General Meeting Taste Test Competition.

Niagara Region’s Water-Wastewater operations, maintenance and technical staff are dedicated to producing high quality drinking water for the community. A sample from the Rosehill Water Treatment Plant in Fort Erie was submitted to the competition in hopes of bringing home gold for a second year in a row. Delegates selected Niagara Region’s sample as Ontario’s best tasting tap water!

The Ontario Water Works Association’s Annual General Meeting took place in early May in Toronto. The Taste Test competition allowed delegates and attendees to sample drinking water from municipalities across Ontario who entered the competition and cast their vote.

Niagara Region provides high quality, safe and reliable drinking water, and maintains efficient and effective wastewater treatment systems in Niagara. The Water-Wastewater division provides safe drinking water and treats wastewater for 11 municipalities across Niagara. The division operates and maintains:

  • Six water treatment plants and 21 remote water storage facilities
  • Seven dedicated chlorine facilities and water pumping stations
  • 312 kilometres of trunk water mains
  • 11 wastewater treatment plants and one biosolids facility
  • 113 pumping stations
  • Five odour control stations
  • One high rate treatment facility
  • 161 kilometres of forcemain
  • 145 kilometres of gravity sewers

Niagara Region will now be competing at the American Water Works Association Best of the Best Test in Toronto in June. In 2022, Niagara Region also claimed a win in Ontario Water Works Association’s Taste Test Competition when Niagara Falls Water Treatment Plant won the coveted award.


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