Municipal Drainage

Municipal Drains have been a fixture of rural Ontario's infrastructure since the 1800's. Most municipal drains were constructed to improve the drainage of agricultural land by serving as the discharge point for private agricultural tile drainage systems.  However, they also remove excess water collected by roadside ditches, residential lots, churches, schools, industrial lands, commercial lands and any other properties in rural areas.

They are a vital component of the local infrastructure.  Without them, many areas of the province would be subjected to regular flooding, reduced production from agricultural land and increased public health risks.

For further information on municipal drains and what is required of the property owners please visit the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture website or view the Drainage Act.

Additional information on some of the municipal drains located within Springwater Township is provided within the links below.

Crossland Drain
Engineers Report

McGinnis Drain
Engineers Report