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Use Empirical Data to Manage Water Infrastructure

By having greater awareness and control of their infrastructure, utilities can drastically reduce the consequences of failure. Read more.

Risk Managed

Developing a systematic approach to risk management for different types of assets can help municipalities allocate limited funds and anticipate infrastructure threats.

Via Water Canada

Harper Government Pleased with the start of construction of a new Water Treatment Plant

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt congratulates the Serpent River First Nation on the start of construction of a new water treatment plant. The Government of Canada invested more than $12.36 million towards the construction of this $13.36 million new water treatment plant. Read more


Upcoming Events

South Central Ontario Water Works Conference

April 2, 2014 

Niagara Falls, ON

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WEAO's 43rd Annual Conference and OPCEA Exhibition 

April 6-8, 2014 

London, ON

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Global Water Summit

April 7-8, 2014 

Paris, France

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Georgian Bay Waterworks Conference

April 8 -9, 2014   

Huntsville, ON

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Huron Perth Agriculture and Water Festival

April 8- 9, 2014 

Seaforth, Ontario

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NEOPWO Annual Meeting and Tradeshow

April 16, 2014 

Timmins, ON

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Canadian Environmental Conference & Tradeshow

April 29-30, 2014 

Mississauga, ON

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The Canadian & Mining Industrial Expo

April 30-May 1, 2014 

Sudbury, ON

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Waterline March 2014

Feature Articles 

wastewaterHands-On Wastewater Training Ontario (HOWW TO)


Calling all operators! OCWA is offering a unique Wastewater Training opportunity, in coordination with our Georgian Bay Hub. OCWA will be hosting a hands-on, two day Wastewater training session (for all levels of operators) that will take place on the grounds of the Wastewater Treatment plant in Wasaga Beach. The workshop will take place from June 17-18. More information can be found here



seriesSeries: Five Things You Didn't Know About OCWA


We're the Innovation Leader



OCWA constantly seeks safe and cost-effective new water treatment technologies - and whenever we find a new solution, we share it across the province, so all our clients benefit. Read more    

OCWApeopleOCWA People - Acting Director, P3 - Don Hoekstra


Starting this month, each issue of Waterline will feature a profile on a member of the OCWA team. We hope this gives you a chance to get to know us a little better.


Recently, we sat down with Don Hoekstra, Acting Director, P3 here at OCWA. Don has been involved in the wastewater treatment and residuals /biosolids management business for over 30 years.

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AroundTownOCWA Around Town


During the past month, OCWA attended a number of conferences and trade shows to tell the OCWA story. If you didn't see us in March, check out our events section to see where we will be in April.


OCWA at the First Nations Water Symposium
OCWA at the Northern Ontario Mining Supply Showcase
OCWA promotes 'A Prescription for Clean Water' at the World Water Week event in York Region
OCWA spent the day at the University of Waterloo for World Water Day promoting careers in Water!
communityOCWA in the Community 


OCWA Celebrates World Water Day with GlobalMedic


In celebration of World Water Week, OCWA employees gathered on Friday, March 21 to lend a hand assembling Rainfresh buckets alongside GlobalMedic volunteers. GlobalMedic is a Canadian charity that deploys emergency responders around the world to provide disaster relief, including clean drinking water.The Rainfresh buckets are simple water filtration units that can provide a family of seven with clean, safe drinking water for up to a year. Read more





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