The City of Thunder Bay was among 32 communities, 16 university and college partners, and seven First Nations to receive a Showcasing Water Innovation (SWI) grant from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in 2011. The City of Thunder Bay used the SWI funding for two projects. View WaterTAP's final report of all the SWI initiatives.

The SWI grants help to pioneer cost-effective and innovative approaches to sustainable water management. Let allow recipients to start projects that:

  • Protect water resources;
  • Optimize infrastructure;
  • Stabilize operating costs;
  • Conserve water; and
  • Reduce energy emissions and carbon emissions.

Aeration System Upgrade

This project involved installing energy-efficient turbo blowers at the Atlantic Avenue Water Pollution Control Plant through a partnership with the Ontario Clean Water Agency and turbo blower manufacturer APG-Neuros.

Bi-Functional Electrode Performance

This project was a partnership between the City and Lakehead University to investigate the use of technology called a bi-functional electrode to combine light and electrical current to remove contaminants from water.

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