Public Works

Water & Wastewater

Water & Sewer Services

Water

The Water Division is responsible for the four water systems in Minto located in Clifford, Harriston, Minto Pines and Palmerston.  The four systems service over 2,300 customers with about 15.5% of these customers in Clifford, 36% in Harriston, 47% in Palmerston and 1.45% in Minto Pines.   There are 11 drilled wells, eight well houses, 225 plus fire hydrants, three water towers and several kilometres of watermain within the four systems. The Water Division must ensure all systems operate according to Ministry of Environment and Climate Change requirements and other applicable legislation including the Clean Water Act.  The entire water system is on electronic metres which read nearly 700,000 m3 of water consumption each year, down 25% since meters were installed in 2015.

Quality Management System For Water Supply and Distribution Systems

How to Read Your Meter


Wastewater

The Wastewater Division maintains three wastewater treatment facilities in Clifford, Harriston, and Palmerston.  The Harriston Lagoon Treatment Lagoon System is designed for about 2,400 cubic metres per day with reserve capacity of about 700 cubic metres per day.  The system serves about 2,010 people or 760 households.  The Clifford Lagoon System design capacity is 500 cubic metres per day with reserve capacity of about 170 cubic metres per day.  It serves about 760 people.  The Palmerston Waste Water Treatment Facility serves about 2,720 people with design capacity just over 2,010 cubic metres per day.  There is reserve capacity is near 585 cubic metres per day.  The Division also ensures several kilometres of wastewater mains, multiple lift stations, and hundreds of manholes within the system are maintained .

What Not to Flush


Water and Sewer Billing

Paperless Billing Form

Pre-Authorized Payment Form

Payment by Credit Card Option

Inquiries can be directed to:

Nicole Clelland
Receptionist/Cashier
519-338-2511 ex. 221
reception@town.minto.on.ca

By-Law and Fees and Charges Information
It is the Property Owner's responsibility to notify the Revenue Coordinator if the property will be changing hands.


Conservation

How you can conserve water at home:

  • Run the dishwasher only when full (saves 2 - 4.5 gallons per load)
  • Turn off water when rinsing dishes (saves 2.5 gallons per minute)
  • Turn off water when brushing teeth (saves 2 gallons per minute)
  • Shorten showers (saves 2.5 gallons per minute)
  • Fill the bathtub half full while bathing (saves 15-25 gallons per bath)
  • Don't use the toilet as a wastebasket (saves 1.6 gallons per flush)
  • Wash only full loads of clothes (saves 15-50 gallons per load)
  • Fix leaky toilets (Saves 30-50 gallons per day per toilet)
  • Fix leaky faucets (saves 15-20 gallons per day per leak)
  • Install aerators with flow restrictors on kitchen and bathroom faucets (saves 4.7 gallons per day)
  • Replace older, high volume flushing toilets (saves 2.3 -3.8 gallons per flush)

Municipal Drinking Water Licensing

Water Quality Reports

Reports

Drinking Water Quality is very important to the Town of Minto. To date the Ministry of Environment inspections of our water systems have given us exemplary results. Annual Drinking Water system reports are available below. Mandatory lead testing has been completed. The lab tests indicate a very low presence.

Ministry of Environment Annual Report on Drinking Water

Drinking Water Quality Management Standard Operational Plan - available at the Administration Office

2020 Water Reports

Clifford Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Harriston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Palmerston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Minto Pines Subdivision Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

2019 Water Reports

Clifford Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Harriston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Palmerston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Minto Pines Subdivision Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

2018 Water Reports

Clifford Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Harriston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Palmerston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Minto Pines Subdivision Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

2017 Water Reports

Clifford Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Harriston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Palmerston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Minto Pines Subdivision Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

2016 Water Reports

Clifford Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Harriston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Palmerston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Minto Pines Subdivision Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

2015 Water Reports

Clifford Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Harriston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Palmerston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Minto Pines Subdivision Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

2014 Water Reports

Clifford Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Harriston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Palmerston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Minto Pines Subdivision Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

2013 Water Reports

Clifford Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Harriston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Palmerston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Minto Pines Subdivision Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

2012 Water Reports

Clifford Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Harriston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Palmerston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Minto Pines Subdivision Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

2011 Water Reports

Clifford Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Harriston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Palmerston Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

Minto Pines Subdivision Drinking Water System

Annual Report

Summary Report

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