Public Works, Infrastructure & Development
The Public Works, Infrastructure & Development deals with: all municipal roads; ditches; culverts; signage; municipal water problems; water metre inspections; analytical reports; or any other services that we provide. Public Works compiles and prepares Annual Water Reports for the Ministry of the Environment which can be made available to the public at the Municipal office. If you require information about a locate for Hydro or Gas, please call your local provider. PLEASE NOTE: Although they are in our service area, we do not maintain King's Highways or County Roads, and concerns regarding these roads should be directed to those road authorities.
New Operator for our Water SystemsEffective: May 4, 2009
The Township has made arrangements with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) to operate all of our municipal water systems on our behalf, including regular water testing and monitoring services, effective Monday May 4th, 2009. Resident concerns will be dealt with by OCWA. During regular business hours you can contact them at: 1-866-775-7712. After Hours EMERGENCY only number is: 1-888-363-9311. For billing and meter servicing you can still contact the Municipal Office.
Colgan Water system is classified as a Small Municipal Residential water system that currently serves 71 homes, plus a school. Water is supplied via two Municipal wells, one pumphouse and an in-ground reservoir system. We are in the process of securing a new water supply, which will include the construction of a new well, standpipe reservoir, and watermain.
- Everett water system is classified as a Large Municipal Residential water system that currently serves approximately 634 homes. Water is supplied via 3 municipal wells, 2 pumphouses, and an in-ground reservoir system.
- Hockley water system is classified as a Small Municipal Residential water system that currently serves 14 homes. Water is supplied via one municipal well and pumphouse.
- Lisle water system is classified as a Small Municipal Residential water system that currently serves approximately 56 homes. Water is supplied via 2 municipal wells and 1 pumphouse.
- Loretto Heights water system is classified as a Small Municipal Residential water system that currently serves 26 homes. Water is supplied via one well and pumphouse.
- Rosemont water system is classified as a Small Municipal Residential water system that currently serves 47 homes. Water is supplied via two municipal wells, 2 pumphouses, and an in-ground reservoir system.
- Weca water system is classified as a Small Municipal Residential water system that currently serves 82 homes. Water is supplied via two municipal wells and two pumphouses.
Ontario's Drinking Water Regulation requires that water samples be taken on a regular basis including continuous, daily, weekly, quarterly, and annual samples for various parameters. An annual report summarizing the operation of the water systems and the quality of water is prepared at the end of each year. Each year the Township files a copy of this annual report with the Ministry of the Environment. The same report is presented to Council along with additional information to ensure that Council is advised of its requirements in the operation of the water systems. The public can review these reports free of charge at the Municipal office during regular business hours or through this web site.
Where Does Your Waste Oil Go?
Recent inspections have shown that building drains have been used by unsuspecting residents as a means of disposal of waste motor oil and cooking oil. Oil products do not break down in the septic system or municipal sanitary wastewater system. In fact, oil products can be a major contributor to failed septic systems and blocked sewer lines. Please help to protect the environment and your wallet by ensuring that waste oil is disposed of properly, and not sent down the drain.
The Roads Division provides ongoing maintenance of all roads in the Township, whether it be grading in the spring, construction and paving in the summer or snow removal every winter.
Public works also maintains the parks and ball parks in the Township in regards to equipment upkeep and grass cutting.
Tenders for the works department are generally advertised near the beginning of each calendar year. Please watch your local paper or contact the Municipal office for more information. Notices are also posted on the municipal website.
If you are doing any work on the Municipal road allowance within the Township, you will require a Road Occupancy Permit
A permit is required for any work being done on a municipal road or right-of-way. There is a fee for the permit. We require 48 hours notice to issue a permit, and if there is to be a road closure, adequate signage and additional safety measures may be required to warn or detour traffic.
If you are carrying an oversized/overweight load within the Township, you will be required to apply for a Wide Load Permit. This permit is valid from January 1st through December 31st in the current year and may be applied for through the Public Works department. Applications are available under Municipal Services/Forms & Permits.