June 22, 2010
Media Release

The Regional Municipality of York to officially open new Schomberg Water

NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York will celebrate the official opening of our newest water treatment plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the Schomberg Water Treatment Plant.  The plant is the only one of its kind in York Region to use a unique combination of technologies to ensure the highest level of treatment. 

WHEN: Monday, June 28
WHERE: Schomberg Water Treatment Plant
210 Western Avenue
Schomberg, Ontario
TIME:  10 a.m.*
ATTENDING: Bill Fisch, York Region Chairman and CEO
Mayor Margaret Black, The Township of King
  *      Media tours of the facility will take place after ribbon-cutting ceremony and speeches                
• Construction of the plant began in June 2008 and was completed May 2010
• The exterior of the Schomberg Water Treatment Plant was designed to mesh with the community of Schomberg's historic look and character
• The increase in size of the building has enabled new technology to be incorporated, increasing capacity of the system
• The increase in capacity will service the growing population of Schomberg
• The plant uses a unique combination of methane strippers, Macrolite ceramic filters and UV disinfection, which enables York Region operators to correct any issues associated with high ammonia, methane, iron and manganese in the water
• The treatment system used at the new plant enables York Region operators to provide the community with a municipal water supply that meets Ontario's stringent standards
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca
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Media Contact:   Barbara Moss, Communications Specialist, York Region
Phone: 905 830-4444 or Toll Free 1-877-464-9675 ext. 1237
Email: barbara.moss@york.ca

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