The Manager of Engineering Services, provides engineering expertise to the Town on a broad spectrum of municipal projects including transportation, sewer, water, municipal drains and recreation projects. Engineering Services is a Division of the Public Works & Environmental Services Department. The departmental organizational chart is provided below.
Engineering Services is committed to supporting a safe and sustainable community through Best Practices in the areas of design, construction and infrastructure management.
Engineering Services is reponsible for the overall engineering management of the Town's municipal infrastructure. Responsibilities include developing capital budgets and programs, determining improvement needs, establishing design and construction engineering standards and policies and administering the Drainage Act on behalf of the Province.
There are 112 municipal drains in the municipality of Tecumseh.
Most municipal drains are located on private property in rural agricultural areas and are either ditches or closed systems such as pipes or tiles buried in the ground. They were constructed to improve the drainage of agricultural land by serving as the discharge point for private agricultural tile drainage systems. But, they also remove excess water collected by roadside ditches, residential lots, commercial lands and any other properties in rural areas.
Municipal drains were created under the authority of the Drainage Act (provincial legislation) and municipalities in Ontario are required to administer the Act on behalf of the Province.
For more detailed information on municipal drains, see the Municipal Drains Fact Sheet or contact Sam Paglia, Drainage Superintendent 519-735-2184 ext. 105.