The Villages of Morrisburg and Iroquois have municipally piped water and sewer services. The Village of Williamsburg has a municipally piped sewer service.
The water source for the Villages is the St. Lawrence River. Each Village has its own sewage treatment facility and is serviced by a regional water treatment plant.
The residents, businesses and industries in Morrisburg and Iroquois pay based on usage (metered) for water and equal charge for sewer service. The Village of Williamsburg residents and businesses pay a flat fee (varies on type of business, number of residential units, etc.). The Operational Plan Manual is available at the Township Office for public viewing.
The Township of South Dundas has a regional water treatment facility to service both Morrisburg and Iroquois. It is designed to provide capacity for a twenty year period. Water piped from Morrisburg to Iroquois and the two former water stations were converted to pumping stations. There is a reservoir in Iroquois and a water feeder line from the St.Lawrence River to the water treatment plant. There is water meters installed in all residences, businesses, industries connected to the water system.
The regional water treatment facility is a state of the art facility using a membrane filtration system. It also has granular activated carbon contractors to eliminate and odour and taste. Our water meets all provincial requirements under the provincial water legislation.
The water distribution system in the Villages varies in terms of state of condition. Each year the Township plans upgrades to the distribution system, subject to available funding. The Township has developed a long term plan that will include an analysis of the existing system and planned action to maintain, repair and replace the pipes and appurtenances.
South Dundas Regional Water Treatment Plant
Morrisburg's secondary Treatment Plant was commissioned in 2008 including a Septage Receiving Station.
A new secondary plant for Iroquois is in design process with construction anticipated to start in late 2011.
The Williamsburg Sewage Treatment Facility is a lagoon system and is very effective. There is sufficient capacity and the system is in excellent condition.
There are few storm sewers in the Villages; rather the Villages have been designed mostly with shallow ditches and swales in the street allowances to drain surface water.