LONDON, ON, Jan. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Board of Management for the Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System and the Board of Management for the Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System announced today the results of a year-long public procurement process
to select a new operating and maintenance contractor for the two
regional water systems.
The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) has been awarded a five-year
contract to operate the water treatment and transmission systems of the
two water systems which provide clean drinking water to 14
municipalities located between Lake Huron and Lake Erie. The value of
the five-year contract is $35.1 million.
"The value we place on our drinking water deserves the most capable
operating partner we can secure at an acceptable cost we can afford,"
said the Elgin Board Chair Bud Polhill. "We are confident that we have
found that partner in OCWA."
Together, the two water systems supply clean water to more than 500,000
people living and working in this region through an efficient network
of water treatment plants, pipelines, pumping stations and reservoirs.
The systems are owned and operated under the authority of two Boards of
Management, each comprised of members appointed by the benefiting
municipalities of the two water systems.
"This has been a carefully executed process, fair, equitable and
transparent, assuring us a capable operating partner," said Al
Edmondson, Chair of the Lake Huron Water Board. "We thank our
Evaluation Team for their diligence. We also thank American Water
Canada, our operating contractor for the past 10 years, for their
responsible delivery of our drinking water services."
SOURCE Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System
For further information:
Andrew J. Henry, P.Eng. Division Manager, Regional Water Supply T: 519.930.3505 ext.1355 F: 519.474.0451 E: firstname.lastname@example.org , www.watersupply.london.ca