Winnipeg's first sewage disposal plant was built between 1935 and 1937 by Fraser and Macdonald and Carter-Halls-Aldinger for the Greater Winnipeg Sanitary District at a cost of about $3,325,000. It was opened officially at a ceremony on 25 October 1937 attended by over 200 federal, provincial, and municipal officials, including Prime Minister R. B. Bennett, Minister of Mines and Resources Thomas Alexander Crerar, and Winnipeg Mayor Frederick Edgar Warriner.
Aerial view of North End Water Pollution Control Centre (June 2021)
Source: George Penner
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.95132, W97.10836
denoted by symbol on the map above
Manitoba Business: Carter-Halls-Aldinger / Commonwealth Construction Company
Manitoba Business: Fraser and MacDonald
Manitoba Organization: Greater Winnipeg Sanitary District
“Sewage disposal plant opens today,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 October 1937, page 8.
“New sewage disposal system is officially opened Monday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 October 1937, page 4.
Page revised: 2 January 2023
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