Water & Sewer

Phone: (705) 360-2646
Fax: (705) 360-2695
Email: environmental.services@timmins.ca

Water, sewer and related infrastructure is managed by Environmental Services.

After Hours (water and sewer):

Contact Timmins Police Services Dispatch (705) 264-1201 for emergency water and sewer issues: examples are water breaks, no water, frozen water lines, low pressure, discoloured water, and sewer breaks

Water Distribution System Maintenance & Repairs

Maintenance programs include hydrant and water main flushing, leak repairs, valve repairs and replacement. The onus for service connection repairs and maintenance is generally determined by the property line. For an authoritative description of the allocation of responsibility, residents must consult the City’s Water Use by-law.

Management, Maintenance and Regulation of Waterworks

By-Law No. 1974-253

List of Approved Water Meter Installers

City approved contractors list for the installation of Timmins supplied water meters.

List of Approved Contractors-Water and Sewer

City-approved contractors list for water and sewer work.

Drinking Water Quality Management System Policy

The City of Timmins is committed to continuously provide safe drinking water to every resident by implementing a Quality Management System.

The City of Timmins is committed to the following fundamental principles:

  • Maintenance and continuous improvement of the Quality Management System
  • Compliance with applicable legislation and regulations
  • Provision of clean and reliable drinking water in an environmentally responsible manner.

City of Timmins Water Services Financial Plan

The City of Timmins is required by legislation (O.Reg 453/07) to have a financial plan for its water services. The City has developed a plan, which was recently approved by City of Timmins City Council. Click here to view/download the Water Services Financial Plan.

Sanitary Sewer Maintenance & Repairs

City of Timmins: Carries out maintenance on main line sanitary sewer systems, which includes inspection and flushing of sanitary sewers, upgrading of sanitary manholes and repairing or replacing sanitary sewers identified for need.

Property Owner:  The sanitary sewer service from the from the residence or business to the City sanitary sewer main is the responsibility of the owner of the private property to ensure that the service is maintained and operational.

Storm Sewer Maintenance & Repairs

City of Timmins: Carries out the maintenance on main line storm sewer systems, which includes upgrading of storm sewer manholes, and catch basins.  Sand collected in catch basins is vacuumed out.

Property Owner:  The storm sewer service from the residence or business to the City storm sewer main is the responsibility of the owner of the private property to ensure that the service is maintained and operational.

Bypass Notification

The City of Timmins issues a notice of disruption when bypass event(s) occur. Bypass events occur when flows exceed the capacity of the pump station and/or treatment plant.

The notice will be posted for a minimum of 30 days and will provide the following information:

  • Date and time of the bypass event
  • Location of the bypass event
  • Once the bypass event is over, the final volume of effluent will be included

Considerations for Healthy Use of Local Beaches and Water Ways:

  • It is not recommended to swim for two days after a heavy rainfall as this can cause high levels of bacteria in the water.  Beach conditions can change frequently as a result of environmental factors and weather conditions such as heavy rain, wind condition, and presence of birds/aquatic life.
  • Do not feed animals or birds on the beach.
  • Do not leave your garbage behind when you visit the beach.
  • Do not bring pets onto the beach and “stoop and scoop” around the water area.
  • Whenever boating, practice pollution-free boating.
  • Do not go into the water if you have an infection or open wound.
  • If you live near the beach, make sure your plumbing fixtures are properly connected for sewage disposal.
  • Fence livestock away from streams in farming communities.
  • Maintain runoff from feedlots and manure piles.