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Water Services

The Municipality of Kincardine is responsible for treating and distributing safe drinking water to residents along with the care of water pipes and assets on municipal property.

Homeowners and property owners are responsible for the water pipes, assets, sewer, and stormwater pipes  on their private property.

The water department's hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with closures on statutory holidays.

See our webpage for Utility Billing to set-up, disconnect, or for payment information. Don't forget to visit Digging/Locates before putting a shovel in the ground, too!

Water Meters

The water meter in your home or business is owned by the Municipality. We use the remote on the exterior of your home to read your meter. 

Please, keep the area around your remote clear of anything that may block access to it. If you need your remote moved, or your home or building is being demolished, please call our Water Department at 519-396-4660. 

Failure to provide access or unauthorized removal of your meter may result in penalty fees.

Meter Replacement Program

If you're a resident of Scotts Point, Underwood, Armow, or Tiverton, you need to have your water meter replaced. Learn more about our Water Replacement Program and book your appointment today.

Water on or off request

You can request to have your water supply turned on or off using the main shut off at the property line. Reasons you may request this service are:

  • Seasonal services
  • Internal leak - for an internal leak, please call a plumber, and for an outside leak, please all our water department
  • Demolition or fire damage to a dwelling

Only municipal staff should be operating the main valve outside and there's no charge for this service dering regular business hours.

To book an appointment to have your water turned on or off, please call 519-396-4660 or e-mail us.

Frequently asked water questions

We provide both water and sewer services to customers in:

  • Kincardine, including the pipeline to Inverhuron
  • Tiverton
  • Armow
  • Scotts Point
  • Underwood
  • Huronville
  • Bruce Energy Centre (BEC) Business Park

For more information on our services, you can review Water Reports and Plans.

Yellow or brown water is caused by iron in the pipes. Run your COLD water tap to flush the system until the colour clears. If no change occurs, please call us at 519-396-4660.

If your hot water is brown or rusty, check your hot water tank and call a plumber.

Bubbles or cloudiness is just air. This can be cause by temperature change and you'll find that the bubbles should settle and go away. If they don't give us a call at 519-396-4660.

Our lawn watering by-law is in effect from May 15th to September 30th each year. 

Even numbered houses may water on even numbered calendar days, while odd numbered houses may water on odd numbered calendar days. In both cases they may do so during these hours:

  • 6 to 9 a.m.
  • 6 to 9 p.m.

You may apply for an exemption to the outdoor water use by-law by e-mailing us.

We have test for lead and did not find high levels.

Use your garden hose to fill your pool or hot tub. There is no bulk water station available in the municipality. Make sure you check the water usage by-law before doing so.

Please contact us at 519-396-4660 or e-mail us.

Your first step is to contact the building department at 519-396-3468 ext. 7124 or going visiting our Building Permits webpage to begin the permitting process.

Next, you'll need to contact the water department at 519-396-4660 to arrange for a final reading and removal of your water meter. After this, a utility billing exemption may be applied for.

Our staff follow a sampling schedule regulated by the Ministry of the Environment. For questions related to sampling or to view sampling results please call the water treatment plant at 519-396-4660.

We do not provide testing services for private wells. Please contact the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit for these services.

Expansion of the Kincardine Water System

The Municipality of Kincardine has retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. to complete a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify options for expansion of the Kincardine Water system and Water Treatment Plant (WTP) at 155 Durham Street.

At the conclusion of the project, an Environmental Study Report will be prepared. The document will be made available for a 30 day public review period in accordance with the requirements of a Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.

Please contact a member of the project team to ask any questions about the PIC materials, provide comments, or to be added to the project study list.

Adam Weishar, C.E.T.
Director of Infrastructure and Development Municipality of Kincardine
1475 Concession 5, RR 5
Kincardine ON, N2Z 2X6
Phone: 519-396-3468 ext. 7121

David Kielstra, MA, EP, MCIP, RPP Environmental Planner
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
200-835 Paramount Drive
Stoney Creek ON, L8J 0B4
Phone: 905-381-3247

Scott's Point Municipal Well Replacement

The Municipality of Kincardine initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) study in November 2021 to identify and evaluate options for the replacement of the Scott’s Point municipal well.

Recent inspections of the existing well indicate the casing is in poor condition. Given the age and condition of the existing well, a new well at a new municipal well site is being considered.

The study process followed the procedures set out in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document, dated June 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015 (Municipal Engineers Association, 2000). B. M. Ross and Associates Limited (BMROSS) was engaged to conduct the MCEA investigation on behalf of the Municipality.

Read the Environmental Screening Report

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