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1.4.1

Complete the Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrades in Kitchener and Waterloo to improve effluent quality and reduce impacts on the Grand River. 

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Final update (September 2014)
The Region of Waterloo completed a Master Plan for wastewater treatment within the entire Region in 2007 which called for upgrades to both the Waterloo and Kitchener Plants. The Waterloo Plant upgrade will improve effluent quality for the Grand River and maintain reliability by replacing aging equipment at the plant. 

Current contract completion for the Waterloo Plant - 95%.  The Kitchener WWTP upgrades and new treatment plant are high-priority projects for the Region to improve water quality in the Grand River. A phased approach for upgrades to the Kitchener WWTP has been recommended in the Wastewater Treatment Master Plan (WWTMP) update. The Kitchener WWTP Upgrades will include multiple construction contracts.  To date, work on 6 contracts has been completed at a cost of $97 million.  The upgrades completed to date have reduced ammonia concentrations in the plant effluent by 80%.  Further upgrades with a total budget of $300 million will be completed over the next 10 years and will result in further effluent quality improvements. Current completion for Kitchener - 25%.

Progress Update (September 2013)

Waterloo WWTP Upgrades include a total of 4 construction contracts, current status is as follows:

  • Contract 1 – Completed in 2010
  • Contract 2 – Completed in 2011
  • Contract 3 – Construction ongoing with completion scheduled for January 2014
  • Contract 4 – Construction ongoing with completion scheduled for August 2014

Kitchener WWTP Upgrades will include multiple construction contracts, current status is as follows:

  • Kitchener Chlorination/Dechlorination Upgrades – Completed in 2010
  • Manitou Biosolids Dewatering Facility – Completed in 2012
  • Kitchener Plant 1 Aeration Upgrades – Completed in 2012
  • Kitchener Plant 2 Aeration Upgrades and UV Disinfection - Construction completed in May 2013
  • Kitchener Biosolids Lagoon Decommissioning – Construction has commenced and is scheduled for completion in July 2014
  • Kitchener Biosolids Pumping Upgrades - Construction has commenced and is scheduled for completion in September 2013
  • Kitchener New Plant 3 – Three construction contracts scheduled for 2014-2018
  • Additional Kitchener Upgrades – Construction contracts scheduled for 2018-2021

Current Completion for Waterloo - 90%; Current Completion for Kitchener - 25%.

Progress Update (January 2013)

Upgrades to the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Kitchener and Waterloo continue to improve effluent quality and reduce impacts on the Grand River.

Waterloo WWTP upgrades include a total of four construction contracts, current status is as follows:

  • Contract 1 – Completed in 2010
  • Contract 2 – Completed in 2011
  • Contract 3 – Construction ongoing with completion scheduled in 2013
  • Contract 4 – Construction ongoing with completion scheduled in 2014

Kitchener WWTP upgrades will include multiple construction contracts, current status is as follows:

  • Kitchener Chlorination/Dechlorination Upgrades – Completed in 2010
  • Manitou Biosolids Dewatering Facility – Completed in 2012
  • Kitchener Plant 1 Aeration Upgrades – Completed in 2012
  • Kitchener Plant 2 Aeration Upgrades and UV Disinfection - Construction ongoing with completion scheduled in 2013
  • Kitchener Biosolids Lagoon Decommissioning – Construction scheduled for 2013
  • Kitchener Biosolids Pumping Upgrades - Construction scheduled for 2013
  • Kitchener New Plant 3 – Three construction contracts scheduled for 2014-2018
  • Additional Kitchener Upgrades – Construction contracts scheduled for 2018-2021

Progress Indicators

  • Upgraded treatment plants

Related Links

 

greenindicator   Strong progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF)
yellowindicator   Moderate progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (RTF)
redindicator   Progress needed   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (Flash)