Drinking Water

Water Supply

Safe, clean drinking water is a vital resource for everyone who lives, works in and visits Toronto. To ensure an uninterrupted supply, Toronto Water staff manage four water treatment plants plus pumping stations, underground reservoirs, elevated tanks and hundreds of kilometers of watermains. The collective aim is to distribute superior quality water to the community in a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sound manner.

Toronto's Water Supply System

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Pumping

The City of Toronto maintains 22 major pumping facilities, working to achieve optimal water pressure.

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Storage

Toronto's water is kept in a variety of storage facilities, including plant, ground and above ground reservoirs. 

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Transmission

The City is responsible for maintaining and pumping water through over 6,000 kilometers of underground pipes.

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Distribution

Before we turn on our taps, water must be cleaned, pumped, stored and distributed throughout Toronto.