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Who is NWI?

Established in the Municipality of Red Lake in 1997, NWI operates, maintains and manages 50% of all municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities west of Thunder Bay to the Manitoba border, and employs over 40 professionals dedicated to setting new industry standards and best practices. 

Further, NWI provides various consulting services, including a 24-7 hotline for technical support and emergency responses, to every First Nation in Ontario (127 communities) either directly or through the Government of Canada’s Department of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ (MECP) Spills Action Centre (SAC).

What Does NWI do?

NWI has been providing water and wastewater operations, maintenance and management services to Municipal, First Nation and Industrial clients for over two decades and currently operates, maintains and manages 35 municipal water and wastewater subsystems. These systems include over 60 individual facilities that are distributed over a geographical area that is similar in size to that of France and Germany combined.

What people say about Northern Waterworks Inc:

We must comment on the cleanliness of the Water and Sewer plants. Mr. Gilles Vachon and Northern Waterworks operates one of the cleanest operations we have seen in our travels and they are to be commended for it and Council (Red Lake) for their foresight in hiring a company that clearly understands the Risk Management process and puts that understanding into practice.

— Colin Kennedy, Cowan Insurance

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  • 104 Howey Street
  • Red Lake, Ontario, Canada
  • P0V 2M0
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