The Public Works department has four main areas of concern:
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
After Hours Emergency
Number - 287-2513
If you have a hydro power outage please call
Hydro One at the number listed on
your invoice. Southwest Middlesex looks after streetlights that are
not working but the municipality is NOT responsible for hydro
services in the municipality.
Public Works Contact Information
Public Works Manager -
Phone Extension: 119
Utilities and Drainage
Superintendent - Elizabeth Jeffery
Phone Extension: 114
Public Works Crew
Leader - Rob Cole
Public Works Department is responsible for:
- maintenance of municipal road system
- winter control
- road & sidewalk construction
- streetlight maintenance
If you have an
inquiry or problem with any of the services listed above please call
287-2015 and ask to speak with Jaime Francisco.
Should be reported
directly to the reception desk at Southwest Middlesex.
Water and Sewer Services
Southwest Middlesex Utilities operates
the municipal water system in the municipality. This includes the Villages
of Glencoe, Appin, Melbourne and Wardsville and all of the rural water mains. Southwest
Middlesex Utilities also operates the Glencoe sanitary sewer system and the
sanitary sewer system.
For Utility Billing Information,
If you have a problem
with your water or sewer services, please call Southwest Middlesex at
287-2015 and ask to speak with Elizabeth Jeffery. Any billing
inquiries may be directed to the Water Billing Department.
After hours Emergency Number: 287-2513
If you require a water or sewer locate please
contact the municipal office. Water and sewer locates require 1 week
notice to process.
For information on other
types of locates please
Waste Management Services
Road and Trillium Drive Landfill Information
Fall Leaf Collection
Special (Hazardous) Waste Information
Municipal Drain Services
Municipal Drains provide a legal outlet for surface and subsurface waters.
In return, the landowners within the defined drainage watershed pay for the
construction of the original drain and ongoing maintenance of the drain.
Municipal Drains are more common in the agricultural areas of the
Municipality, however, there are some municipal drains within the urban
areas. The amount assessed for drainage maintenance will be in direct
proportion to the lands owned within the watershed. For more information
contact the Drainage Superintendent, Elizabeth Jeffery at 519-287-2015.
Before installing ANY PRIVATE TILE landowners MUST notify the
Municipal Drainage Superintendent. Southwest Middlesex policy, as adopted on
October 16, 2002 dictates that:
- It is mandatory for all landowners and/or drainage
contractors to notify the Drainage Superintendent before installing
private tile outlets into any municipal drain.
- Private tile may not outlet into an open municipal
drain without using header tile.
- Private tile may not outlet into any roadside ditch
except by Agreement Drain under The Ontario
Tile Drain Loans
Assistance from the Province of Ontario may be available to
farmers for the installation of a tile drainage system on their property.
The maximum amount of loan available to an individual farmer in one year is
$50,000. These loans are repaid over a ten year period at an interest rate
of 6%. The availability of the loan is at the Province’s discretion.
Prior to proceeding with any work, or for additional
information, please contact the Drainage Superintendent, Elizabeth Jeffery at