Philip H. Jones Pollution Control Plant Upgrades Project Grand Opening

Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

The Town of Penetanguishene is pleased to announce the completion of the Philip H. Jones Pollution Control Plant (PCP) upgrades project located at 24 Main Street. To celebrate this achievement, Mayor Gerry Marshall and the members of Penetanguishene Council will be unveiling a plaque at the entrance to the facility on December 21st at 1 pm. The plaque will commemorate the project partnership between the federal, provincial and municipal governments.

A tour of the facility will be provided by Town staff to members of the public and media shortly after the plaque unveiling ceremony.

“The completion of the Philip H. Jones Pollution Control Plant Upgrades project marks a new era of development and environmental sustainability within the Town of Penetanguishene that will benefit residents for many generations to come.”
– Mayor Gerry Marshall

The total cost for the Philip H. Jones PCP Upgrades project was $28.2 million, of which $19.5 million was cost-shared, on a one-third basis, between the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the Town of Penetanguishene.

“The Government of Canada recognizes that water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining clean waterways and a healthy environment. It’s thanks to projects like the Philip H. Jones pollution control plant that we will ensure a high quality of life for generations to come.”
– The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“We all know how important clean water is. That’s why our government is committed to supporting municipalities like the Town of Penetanguishene to upgrade critical infrastructure that will lead to improved water quality and environmental protection for residents. By working with our federal and municipal partners we will continue build strong, healthy communities for today and tomorrow.”
– Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
The Main Street PCP, renamed the Philip H. Jones PCP after its design engineer Dr. Philip H. Jones, was originally constructed in 1966 with a rated capacity of 1,500 m3/day. Due to population growth pressures over time subsequent construction upgrades were completed in 1974 and 1993 which increased the treatment capacity of the plant to 4,545 m3/day.