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William Street Pumping Station Doors Open Waterloo Region


William Street Pumping Station

The William Street Pumping Station is an architectural landmark of uptown Waterloo and a symbol of the region’s innovation and industrial spirit. Built in 1899 as the site of the first groundwater wells in Waterloo, it provided access to a clean and reliable water supply that contributed greatly to the social welfare of the community. A point of pride for those who work to protect and provide water for our booming municipality, William Street Pumping Station is a reminder of the parts we all play in protecting the community’s public health. As part of Digital Doors Open, watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes experience of this historical pumping station.

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Contact info

23 George Street
Waterloo, Ontario


Year built: 1899
Architect: Waterloo Water Commission
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 4 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Waterloo Region

William Street Pumping Station 23 George Street