The contamination of the water supply in Walkerton, Ontario in 2000 led to changes in Ontario’s drinking water regulations that made the operation of privately-owned water systems more onerous.
As far back as the 1980s, Cecchetto and Sons had been regularly securing contracts to build or upgrade heavy civil municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities across Northern Ontario. Their experience in building such systems in remote areas, through rock, and waterways served them well with new drinking water regulations legislating water and wastewater treatment facilities for small communities. Remote communities, many of which were Native reserves, had no water or sewage treatment facilities at all. Cecchetto and Sons completed many projects for water and/or wastewater treatment facilities and upgrades for many First Nations communities.
In addition, water and wastewater treatment projects were undertaken in Sudbury for construction of a wastewater treatment plant, generator building and raw sewage pump; in the Town of Gore Bay where a treatment plant was constructed; upgraded the Capreol water system and water plant; built a water treatment plant in Port Loring; upgraded the Pim Street pumping station in Sault Ste. Marie; upgraded the Wahnapitae Waste Water lagoons including valve and Various, including Town of Gore Bay & First Nations communities throughout Northern Ontario pipe replacement and more.