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Timmins Improves Drinking Water

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Timmins Improves Drinking Water

McGuinty Government Helps Upgrade Water Treatment Plants

Upgrades to water treatment plants in Timmins are nearing completion and will ensure residents enjoy ongoing access to clean, safe drinking water.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has provided additional funding of $1,472,547 to the City of Timmins for improvements to the Timmins (Mattagami) water filtration plant and to create the MacDonald Lake booster pumping station as well as to connect households in Porcupine and South Porcupine to the Timmins water treatment plant. 

This funding brings the NOHFC's total investment in this project to $4 million.

Quick Facts

  • Upgrades to the Timmins water systems include construction of a water main, improving the filtration system and installation of flow meters. These water systems serve more than 19,000 households.
  • NOHFC funding is provided through its Capital Assistance to Enhance Drinking Water Protection program, which helps northern municipalities comply with Ontario’s Drinking Water Systems Regulation.

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“By providing access to a safe drinking water supply, we are ensuring the continued health and safety of our residents and positioning Timmins for a brighter future.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines



Rural and North