Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant celebrates grand opening
November 8, 2016 by On-Site Magazine
Investing in Canada’s infrastructure today will bring Canadians good jobs, a cleaner environment and thriving communities for years to come. That is why the governments of Canada and Ontario have invested in upgrading and expanding the Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant in Halton Region.
Upgrades and the expansion of Halton Region’s Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant will improve the quality of water through the addition of a new sand filtration process that will provide a tertiary level of treatment. A new laboratory and regional operations facility was also constructed to facilitate plant operations and monitor water quality. In addition, the expanded plant will have the capacity to treat and discharge the equivalent of more than 56 Olympic pools of clean water into Lake Ontario every day. This increased capacity will meet the region’s requirements for growth today and in the future.
The governments of Canada and Ontario have each contributed $51.5 million towards this project. The Regional Municipality of Halton is responsible for the remainder of the project costs.
“Halton is committed to investing in quality infrastructure now and for the future. The Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements will ensure we keep pace with growth and Halton continues to be a great place to live. The upgrades to the Skyway Plant were made possible by the joint funding of all three levels of Government working together to ensure Halton Region continues to provide residents with a high quality of life,” said Gary Carr, Regional Chair, Halton Region.
- The total estimated cost for this upgrade project is $158 million.
- This project is funded by the Government of Canada under the Green Infrastructure Fund, which targets projects that improve the quality of the environment and lead to a more sustainable economy over the long term.
- The long term infrastructure plan will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit, green and social infrastructure, transportation infrastructure that supports trade, as well as rural and northern communities.
- Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history – about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. Since 2015, the province announced support for more than 475 projects that are helping to keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.