Essex Water Tower being rehabilitated

Update: April 27, 2018 – The Essex Water Tower is now fully encapsulated.  Sandblasting is underway to remove the old paint to ensure that the surface of the tank is ready for its fresh coat of paint.  The project is

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November 15th UWSS Joint Board of Management Board meeting CANCELLED

It has been decided that the November 15th Board meeting is cancelled.  The next scheduled meeting for the UWSS Joint Board of Management will be held on December 20th, 2017 at 9 am in the Kingsville Community Room of the

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Blue Green Algae affecting waters of Lake Erie

Every Summer the Union Water Supply System is on the watch for blue-green algae.  It starts forming in the shallow warm waters of Lake Erie close to Ohio and then makes its way across to area beaches.  With the recent

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Towns Endorse Access to Tap Water

Over the last several decades there has been a marked decline in the number of available public drinking water fountains that allows members of the public to access municipal tap water. The Blue W’s initiative allows members of the public

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Big Drop in Water, Power Use

Windsor/Essex County residents experienced a higher than normal level of rain this year.  With so much rain in the area Environment Canada has stated the area set a new record for as having the wettest July on record.  With such

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Interview with UWSS Manager

Meet the man behind the Union Water Supply System.  In this lengthy interview the public can learn the interesting career path of this man.  Please click here to view this interview.  Again, special thank to Larry Verbeke, and cftv 34.

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Green Energy Reporting 2011

January 1, 2012 Ontario Reg. 397/11 came into effect requiring public agencies to report their annual energy use and GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions to the Ministry of Energy by July 1, 2013.  In addition, public agencies will need to develop

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Cottam Booster Maintenance & Upgrade 2013

The Operation Staff at the Ruthven WTP have undertaken a large maintenance project on the Cottam Booster station this Spring. The Cottam Booster station was built in 1994 and was due for much needed maintenance. It was decided to undertake

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