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Bare Point Water Treatment Plant

The Bare Point Water Treatment Plant was originally built in 1903 and expanded in 1978. In 2007 the plant underwent a major upgrade and now provides all the water for the City of Thunder Bay.
Bare Point Water Treatment Plant
Our water undergoes many different processes from the time it enters the plant to the time it is transported through the extensive distribution system to our homes and businesses.

At Bare Point raw water is fed by gravity into the plant through a 1350mm diameter pipe that begins nearly 1 km from the shoreline. Screens remove debris and particles from the raw water where it enters the plant. 

The plant has the operational capacity to provide 113.5 million litres of water per day, through four pressure zones, seven three-pump-stations, and five reservoirs. The plant uses pre-chlorination and coagulation-flocculation followed by membrane ultra-filtration and disinfection with sodium hypochlorite. Find out more about the plant and these processes via the documents below.


City of Thunder Bay Water Treatment Plant Orientation Videos

Showcasing Water Innovation Projects

Click here to learn how the City of Thunder Bay implemented two major projects through the Showcasing Water Innovation grants from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.