Water

Toronto Water at a Glance

Toronto Water is made up of six sections:

  • Water Treatment & Supply
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • District Operations
  • Water Infrastructure Management
  • Operational Support
  • Business Operations Management

Looking for quick information about Toronto Water on-the job, its many assets (plants, sewers, etc.) and how they operate? Start here.

Overview and Services

  • Delivers safe drinking water, collects and treats wastewater, and provides stormwater management services
  • Is 100% rate-supported; there is no reliance on the property tax base to support Toronto Water's operating and capital budgets
  • Provides service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Provides safe drinking water for approximately 3.5 million residents and businesses in Toronto and portions of York Region
  • Manages safe collection and treatment of wastewater for 2.6 million residents in Toronto and a portion of Peel
    • Collects and treats 438 billion litres of wastewater
  • Repairs over 1,200 broken watermains annually
  • Maintains and repairs watermains, sanitary sewer pipes and storm sewers pipes
  • Maintains and services 4 water treatment plants and 4 wastewater treatment plants

Drinking Water - $9 Billion in Assets

  • 4 water treatment plants
  • 10 reservoirs and 4 elevated storage tanks
  • 5,466 km of distribution watermains
  • 548 km of transmission watermains
  • 60,933 valves and 40,817 hydrants
  • 470,202 water service connections, plus York Region
  • 18 water pumping stations

Further statistics for each Water Treatment Plant:

Wastewater - $19 Billion in Assets

  • 4 wastewater treatment plants
  • 5 storage and detention tanks
  • 3,930 km of sanitary sewers and 1,511 km of combined sewers
  • 4,954 km of storm sewers and 546 km of roadside ditches
  • 151,485 maintenance holes
  • 463,300 sewer service connections
  • 82 wastewater pumping stations
  • 371 km of watercourses and 89 stormwater management ponds
  • 2,300 outfalls and 165,662 catchbasins

Further information on each Wastewater Treatment Plant:

Last updated: August 30, 2013

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