Water Distribution Infrastucture


Scroll down the page to learn more about our water distribution infrastructure.

 

Photo of a Bulk Water Filling Station

Effective October 3rd, 2011, interested parties can begin using our new Bulk Water Filling Station located on Continental Avenue at Huron Church, in Windsor's West End.

The station is operated by a 'Smart Card' system. The cards can be purchased at our Rhodes Drive Operating Centre, and card owners can place any value they choose on their card, depending on their usage requirements.

Once the station is activated by a valid card, the date, time and volume of water dispensed are recorded, and the appropriate dollar amount is deducted from the balance on the card. Cards can be reloaded as required.

The Bulk Water Rate is $1.96 per cubic meter (1,000 litres).

For more information on our Bulk Water Program, contact our Customer Service Centre at (519)255-2727.

Click here to view our Bulk Water Filling Station FAQs.

Picture of  the Hanna Water Tower 

Built in 1954, the tower stands 41 meters high. The tower provides supplemental fire storage, pressure stabilization and surge suppression. The bowl stores up to 5.7 million litres of water.

Photo of the A.H. Weeks Water Treatment Plant 

This state-of-the-art Water Treatment Facility was commissioned in 1994. In 2001, the plant was upgraded to use Ozone as the primary disinfectant. The plant has a maximum capacity of 349 million litres of water per day. It requires 29 employees to operate the plant 24 hours/day, 365 days a year.

Photo of the A.J. Brian Pumping Station 

Located across from the A.H. Weeks Treatment Plant, this pumping station was built in 1952. Low lift pumps draw water from the river to the A.H Weeks Treatment Plant and in turn, high lift pumps move the treated water to the distribution system.

Photo of the J.F. Cook Reservoir Pumping Station 

This facility was built in 1973 on Howard Ave. in the south end of the city. It was designed to provide supplemental storage and additional pressure to serve the South Windsor and LaSalle distribution systems. The reservoir stores up to 45 million litres of water.

Photo of the Tecumseh Water Tower 

Built in 1992 to serve the Town of Tecumseh. The tower stands 48 meters high. In April of 2006, the Windsor Utilities Commission began supplying water to the residents of Tecumseh. As a result of the amalgamated systems, this tower is now an integral component of a regional distribution system. The tower stores up to 4.5 million litres of water.

 

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Did You Know?

Here are some interesting facts about our infrastructure.
Total daily supply capacity: 349 ML
Reservoir storage capacity: 118 ML
Number of treatment plants: 2
Number of pumping stations: 3
Length of water main: 1,100 km