Service Area and Infrastructure

Service Area 


Picture of bubbles in water

Windsor is one of the fortunate communities to boast a top-of-the-line treatment facility — in fact, it is one of the leading-edge utilities in North America! 

The Windsor Utilities Commission (WUC) sells and distributes water to the City of Windsor, and the towns of LaSalle and Tecumseh. 

Service Territory:  359 km2 

Population:  285,681 

Water Distribution Infrastructure 

Photo of the A.H. Weeks Water Treatment Plant

A.H. Weeks Water Treatment Plant 

This state-of-the-art Water Treatment Facility was commissioned in 1994. In 2001, the plant was upgraded to use Ozone as the primary disinfectant. The plant has a maximum capacity of 349 million litres of water per day. It requires 22 employees to operate the plant 24 hours/day, 365 days a year. 

Photo of the A.J. Brian Pumping Station

A.J. Brian Pumping Station 

Located across from the A.H. Weeks Treatment Plant, this pumping station was built in 1952. Low lift pumps draw water from the river to the A.H Weeks Treatment Plant and in turn, high lift pumps move the treated water to the distribution system. 

Picture of Reservoir Lands

George Avenue Reservoir 

Built in 2018 and placed into service in 2019, the underground water treatment reservoir covers an area of 9,500 square metres (125m long x 76m wide) and is approximately five meters tall. The reservoir has a water storage volume of 35 million litres. The storage capacity provided by the reservoir provides security and additional disinfection capacity to the water supply for the entire system to address regular maintenance and emergencies.  

Picture of  the Hanna Water Tower 

Hanna Water Tower 

Built in 1954, the tower stands 41 meters high. The tower provides supplemental fire storage, pressure stabilization and surge suppression. The bowl stores up to 5.7 million litres of water. 

Photo of the J.F. Cook Reservoir Pumping Station  

J.F. Cook Reservoir Pumping Station 

This facility was built in 1973 on Howard Ave. in the south end of the city. It was designed to provide supplemental storage and additional pressure to serve the South Windsor and LaSalle distribution systems. The reservoir stores up to 45 million litres of water. 

Photo of the Tecumseh Water Tower

Tecumseh Water Tower 

Built in 1992 to serve the Town of Tecumseh. The tower stands 48 meters high. In April of 2006, the Windsor Utilities Commission began supplying water to the residents of Tecumseh. As a result of the amalgamated systems, this tower is now an integral component of a regional distribution system. The tower stores up to 4.5 million litres of water. 

Did You Know? 

Here are some interesting facts about our infrastructure. 

Total daily supply capacity: 

268 ML 

Reservoir storage capacity: 

153 ML 

Number of treatment plants: 

Number of pumping stations: 

Length of water main: 

1,100 km 

ENWIN Utilities / Windsor Utilities Commission is also looking at creating a water connection to the Union Water System (OCWA / Ontario Clean Water Agency) in Ruthven, to create some redundancy if additional support is ever needed. 

This connection is still in the design / planning stage and would run through Essex and connect the two distribution systems. 

Our Old Treatment Plant (OTP) is being decommissioned and will be demolished in the coming years, as it is not in use and is becoming costly to maintain and make safe for our staff.