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Niagara Region's tap water is the best

Niagara Region will be competing at the Best of the Best Test in Toronto in June

Niagara residents will be happy to hear their region has the best tap water in the province.

The region once again claimed the top spot at the Ontario Water Works Association’s Annual General Meeting taste test competition, according to a news release issued Thursday.

The region's water-wastewater operations, maintenance and technical staff are dedicated to producing high quality drinking water for the community, the news release says.

A sample from the Rosehill Water Treatment Plant in Fort Erie was submitted to the competition in hopes of bringing home gold for a second year in a row, and elegates selected Niagara Region’s sample as Ontario’s best-tasting tap water.

The Ontario Water Works Association’s Annual General Meeting took place in early May in Toronto. The taste test allowed delegates and attendees to sample drinking water from municipalities across Ontario who entered the competition and cast their vote.

Niagara provides high quality, safe and reliable drinking water, and maintains efficient and effective wastewater treatment systems in Niagara, the news release says. The water-wastewater division provides safe drinking water and treats wastewater for 11 municipalities across Niagara. The division operates and maintains:

  • Six water treatment plants and 21 remote water storage facilities
  • Seven dedicated chlorine facilities and water pumping stations
  • 312 kilometres of trunk water mains
  • 11 wastewater treatment plants and one biosolids facility
  • 113 pumping stations
  • Five odour control stations
  • One high rate treatment facility
  • 161 kilometres of forcemain
  • 145 kilometres of gravity sewers 

Niagara Region will now be competing at the American Water Works Association Best of the Best Test in Toronto in June.

In 2022, Niagara Region also claimed a win in Ontario Water Works Association’s Taste Test Competition when Niagara Falls Water Treatment Plant won the award.

Learn more about Water and Wastewater​ at Niagara Region.