Established in the Municipality of Red Lake in 1997, 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. 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).
The primary goal for Northern Waterworks is to protect the well-being of the community and its surrounding environment. This is accomplished by ensuring client facilities are operating at peak efficiency, and in full compliance with regulatory requirements. Northern Waterworks model is focused on responsiveness to client concerns and providing exceptional value-for dollar.
On an average day in 2018, Northern Waterworks managed the production of over 10 million litres of safe drinking water.