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Sewer Services

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The Town of Saugeen Shores owns 2 sewer systems and is responsible for:

  • Maintenance of the municipally owned Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems are currently operated and maintained by the Town of Saugeen Shores
  • Operation of the Municipal Sewage Treatment Plants currently located in Southampton and Port Elgin are operated by O.C.W.A. under signed contract
  • Preventative maintenance of the collection systems involves items as listed:

    • Maintain, operate and replace sewer services
    • Locate sewer services and mains
    • Maintain, flush and inspect sewer collection systems

We are responsible for:

  • 111 km of sewer mains
  • All municipal sewer laterals up to individual property lines

Homeowners are responsible for:

  • Sewer lines on their property
  • Cleaning sewer laterals up to the municipal boundary

Call the Office at 519-832-2008 to ask about our Application for a Lateral Sewer Connection

For information on private sewage systems visit our Septic Permit page.

Sewer and Water Billing

In the Town of Saugeen Shores, water and/or sewer bills are distributed to anyone who is using municipal services. Bills are sent out bimonthly and are based on a minimum flat rate (depending on the size of meter) plus volumetric charge based on water consumption.

View our Water and Sewer Rates page.


Please visit our Call Before You Dig page.