Water Services

Water & Wastewater Services, headed by Denis Berthiaume, Manager, is located at 1189 Lacasse Boulevard at the corner of Tecumseh Road and Lacasse Boulevard.

Water

The Water Division's mandate is to deliver clean, reliable, and safe water to the residences and businesses in the Town of Tecumseh. We are proud to deliver tap water to our customer’s homes that exceeds Ontario’s drinking water quality standards.

The Town of Tecumseh is supplied with water from the City of Windsor. The A.H. Weeks Water Treatment Plant (WTP), the trunk transmission mains, the pumping stations and reservoirs in the City of Windsor are owned and operated by the Windsor Utilities Commission (WUC). The Town of Tecumseh owns and operates the distribution system within the Town of Tecumseh, including metering facilities at the Town boundary. Presently there are 216 kms of watermain; 1,198 hydrants; 1,500 valves and 12 boundary meters. The boundary meters and the water tower are monitored using SCADA, measuring flow, volume, and pressure. The Town also owns and operates one elevated storage facility with a capacity of 4,540 m3 and one small water filling station in Oldcastle.

In order to reduce costs and become more efficient, ERTs (electronic radio transmitters) continued to be installed on residential meters. Through radio frequency technology, meters equipped with ERTs can be read from a moving vehicle. This is in contrast to the prior method, which required staff to read meters on foot. The process would make meter reading more efficient, reduce errors and allow Town staff to attend to discrepancies a lot sooner.

Cessation of Fluoridation of the City of Windsor Water Supply

At its special meeting of January 28, 2013, Windsor City Council adopted the recommendation by Windsor Utilities Commission (W.U.C.) to cease fluoridation of the City of Windsor water supply. As an outcome of that resolution EnWin Utilities Ltd., acting on behalf of WUC, made application to the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) to make the necessary amendments to the Municipal Drinking Water Licence for the City of Windsor removing the requirement for the addition of fluoridating chemicals.

On March 25, 2013 EnWin Utilities Ltd., received an amended licence from the MOE removing the requirement to fluoridate the Windsor water supply. Upon receipt of the amended licence, EnWin operating staff subsequently ceased the addition of fluoride to the water supply. Accordingly, Town of Tecumseh water, a bulk water customer of the Windsor Utilities Commission, is fluoride-free.

Water and Wastewater Master Plan Update
Class Enviornmental Assessment Report

The Town of Tecumseh completed a Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan in 2002 and amendments in 2005 and 2008. The completed Master Plan and amendments identify the long-term water and wastewater servicing strategies and associated capital projects to serve the urban settlement areas in the Town of Tecumseh.

The Water and Wastewater Master Plan Update is a key component in the integrated planning process and is intended to consolidate the Town’s water and wastewater servicing strategies and capital program based on updated planning information, new water and wastewater service agreements with the City of Windsor, updated design criteria and updated project information.

The focus of the Water and Wastewater Master Plan Update consists of the evaluation of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems for the Town of Tecumseh. The analysis undertaken as part of this study deals primarily with the trunk infrastructure for the water and wastewater systems ultimately serviced by the water and wastewater treatment plants located within the City of Windsor. This infrastructure consists of the trunk watermains and sewers, major pumping stations and water storage facilities.

The purpose of the Water and Wastewater Master Plan Update is to use revised best planning population estimates for the Town of Tecumseh within the 2028 planning horizon to provide a technical review of the 2002 and 2005 water and wastewater servicing strategies. The review recommends necessary strategy, updates to project phasing and updates to capital cost estimates which in turn will feed into the Development Charges process. This update is a critical component in the integrated planning process and is intended to consolidate and harmonize the Town's water and wastewater servicing strategies and capital program for the North and South Service Areas based on updated planning information, new water and wastewater service agreements with the City of Windsor, updated design criteria and updated project information.

Outlook

Water
The Water Services Division will continue with Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS) certification.

The ERT program has commenced and will continue in in 2014 and 2015.

The watermain along the existing Highway 3 will be relocated and upgraded in size along the new Highway 3 alignment as part of the Windsor Essex Parkway project.

System improvements continue to be carried out in the southern part of the municipality to improve water delivery. Water Services Division will investigate methods of increasing water pressure in the south rural areas.

Cast iron replacements will be reviewed and carried out in conjunction with road reconstruction.

Watermain extensions to developable lands will be considered as Secondary Plans evolve and new development proposals come forward.

 

The Water Department is supported by:

TOWN OF TECUMSEH, TOWN HALL - PHONE# 519 735-2184 FAX # 519 735-6712

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