Cornwall Ontario — Families and businesses in Cornwall are benefitting from up-to-date wastewater infrastructure now that significant upgrades to the Cornwall Wastewater Treatment Plant are complete. Representatives from the federal, provincial and municipal governments gathered on site today to mark the occasion.
After two years of construction, the plant now provides a higher level of wastewater disinfection through the use of ultraviolet technology and advanced sludge thickening, filtering and screening processes.
Plant upgrades have also increased the facility’s treatment capacity.
“The upgrade of the Cornwall Wastewater Treatment Plant represents the largest construction project ever undertaken by the City of Cornwall. In addition to the numerous environmental benefits, this project also places Cornwall in a strong position for future growth and expansion.”
This project ensures the health and safety of local residents while helping to protect the surrounding environment by providing improved wastewater effluent and reducing the incidents of sewer overflows that are discharged into the St. Lawrence River.