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Carlisle Water Tower
Nov. 20 - Dec. 5, 2014

New water and sewer line warranty program to launch soon in Hamilton

Hamilton Celebrates Upgrades to Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

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Hamilton Walks for Haiti
World Water Day Walkathon 2015
Tuesday March 24th

2015 Rain Barrel Sale
Saturday May 9th 

8th Annual Children's Water Festival
 May 26th - May 28th, 2015 


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What's in your water?
Leak Detection
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Treatment, Distribution & Testing
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  Management System (DWQMS)

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Water turn on/off.... and more

Did you know Hamilton has:
  • 2 Wastewater Treatment Plants 
  • 9 Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) tanks
  • 1,165 kilometers of sanitary sewers
  • 574 kilometers of combined sewers
  • 1121 kilometers of storm sewers
  • Over 39,800 wet tonnes of solids were extracted from the wastewater from September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012
  • 284 million litres of wastewater flows through Woodward plant per day
  • Over 2800 kms of sewer lines in Hamilton (sanitary, combined & storm)
  • 71 Wastewater Pumping Stations

  • 1 Water Treatment Plant
  • 21 pumping stations
  • 12,552 hydrants
  • The Woodward plant treats 213+ million litres of water a day to drink
  • 2014 kms of water lines in Hamilton (equivalent in distance to the drive to Florida)

  • Environmental Laboratory & Operations Control Centre
  • 150,000 analytical tests regarding water quality, sewer use and landfill leachate quality
  • Lab tests water and wastewater seven days a week