Water

  • Drinking water and water quality

    Since the introduction of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2002, more than $24 million dollars has been invested in Guelph’s water infrastructure to ensure the safety and quality of Guelph’s water supply.

    Learn more about water quality and treatment

  • Water conservation

    Guelph relies on groundwater for its water supply. We are committed to reducing our water use and protecting our water resources.

    Guelph water… ours to conserve

  • Source Water Protection Program

    The City of Guelph is committed to ensuring clean, safe drinking water for our citizens — today, and into the future.

    Source Water Protection Program

  • Water Supply Master Plan

    The Water Supply Master Plan forms an integral part of the overall Water Supply Strategy that was initiated in 1999.

    Learn more about the Water Supply Master Plan

  • Wastewater

    The Guelph Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) provides treatment of domestic, commercial, institutional and industrial wastewater collected from the City of Guelph and the neighbouring community of the Township of Guelph/Eramosa.

    More about Wastewater

  • Water/wastewater charges

    For the third year in a row, wise water use has contributed to a lower than expected rate increase for Guelph taxpayers. In 2014, water and wastewater rates will increase by just 3.5 per cent.

    Water/wastewater rates

  • Stormwater ponds

    Stormwater refers to rainwater, melted snow or water that runs off our roofs, driveways and roads rather than soaking into the ground. We manage stormwater to control flooding and reduce pollution in our rivers and waterways.

    Stormwater management