The Environmental Services department consists of 7 water systems and 2 wastewater treatment systems.
The prime function of the Environmental Services department is to provide the public with safe potable drinking water that meets all Ministry Regulations, and in doing so protect and preserve the Environment from source to tap. Each Municipal Drinking Water System upholds a Licence and Permit to Take Water to remain in compliance with The MOECC - Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Drinking Water Regulations. The Licence of Approval issued by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change identifies and approves the water supply and distribution system at a particular location. The Permit to Take Water also issued by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change indicates the maximum rates and amounts of water allowed. Environmental Services also deals with the treatment and collection of wastewater, to ensure before entering the natural environment that the final effluent meets or exceeds all Ministry of Environment and Climate Change regulations.
All current Ministry audit Inspection reports are available on the Township website and at the Municipal Office.
Clean Water and Wastewater Fund
The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) is a federal program designed to accelerate short-term community investments, while supporting the rehabilitation and modernization of drinking water, wastewater & storm water infrastructure, and the planning and design of future facilities and upgrades to existing systems.
The Township of Ramara was approved for funding under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund in 2017 which provided the municipality with vital infrastructure funding to support the rehabilitation of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure on Beaver Trail.
The replacement of water and sewer mains in this area is now complete and was essential to ensure access to clean, reliable drinking water and reliable and efficient wastewater collection.
Learn more about the Clean Water Wastewater Fund