With the weather getting colder, we would like to remind Homeowners that it is your responsibility to ensure that a dry, warm environment surrounding water meters is maintained to prevent freezing in the winter months. All Replacement costs of damaged meters resulting from freezing are the sole responsibility of the Homeowner. If you are planning an extended leave in the winter months, residents are advised to consider having their water lines professionally drained.

There have been concerns raised by residents about the quality of private well water within the Village of Spencerville. The Township has been working closely with the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) and the Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit to learn more about the cause of the widespread adverse water sample results. The professionals at JP2G Consulting Inc. and the MECP have prepared reports on their findings over the past few months. We encourage you to review the reports here on our website. A public meeting will be held at the Township office on November 23rd at 6:00pm for Council to receive these reports.

Water Meters are now functioning throughout the village of Cardinal and billing is now handled through Rideau St Lawrence Distribution.

The water/sewer services provided by the Township are overseen by the Environmental Services department. The department is responsible for the following:

  • The Cardinal Water Treatment Plant
  • The Cardinal Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • The Spencerville Lagoon stabilization ponds
  • The Edwardsburgh Water Distribution System (to New Wexford and the Industrial Park)
  • The Windmill Point low lift pumping station, which supplies raw water to the GreenField Ethanol plant

  • The Cardinal Water Distribution System
  • The Spencerville Wastewater Collection System
  • The Cardinal Wastewater Collection System
  • Seven Sewage Pumping Stations (three in Spencerville and four in Cardinal)
  • Five Small Water Systems under Ontario Regulation 319/08

Water Samples

If you own a private well, you know it is important to sample your water regularly. You can pick up free water sample kits at the Township Office at 18 Centre Street, during regular business hours.

We now have a courier collect samples from the office and take them to a lab to be analyzed, which means you no longer have to deliver your samples to the Brockville Health Unit office.

Samples can be dropped off:
Tuesdays 7:30am-4:30pm
Wednesdays 7:30an-8:30am

In order for your sample to be viable, do not collect the water earlier than Tuesday morning, following the Health Unit’s instructions provided with your sample kit.

Check out the Health Unit’s well water fact sheet for more information, or visit the Health Unit’s website.


Spencerville Sewage System Budget & Rates: Bylaw 2020-83

New Wexford/Johnstown Industrial Park Water Rates: by-law 2019-11

New Wexford/Industrial Park Sewer Rates: Bylaw 2020-03

Cardinal Metered Rates: by-law 2019-79

View the Financial Plan for the Water Systems.

Quality Management System

Policy Statement: Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Environmental Services, on behalf of the Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, is an organization that takes pride and care in the duties it performs and to this end is committed to supplying clear, safe, reliable and consistent drinking water supply while maintaining strict adherence to all regulatory requirements. We strive to accomplish these goals through the implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of the QMS including policies, procedures, communication, due diligence, and appropriate contingency/emergency response all within a safe work environment.

2020 Reports

2019 Reports

2018 Reports

2017 Reports

2016 Reports

2015 Reports

2014 Reports

Water Conservation

The Township has adopted By-law 2004-47 to regulate connections to the Edwardsburgh Cardinal waterworks system and to regulate water use.

For any questions regarding the Environmental Services Department, please contact Eric Wemerman, Chief Water Sewer Operator at ewemerman@twpec.ca or 613-657-3765.