Municipal Wastewater Systems: Overview
In the Niagara Peninsula, provision of wastewater services is a shared responsibility between the two tiers of municipal government. The Regional Municipality of Niagara is responsible for the treatment of wastewater (i.e. plant and pumping station operation) generated by local municipalities. The local municipalities are in turn responsible for maintaence and operation of the network of pipes located in the roadway that service local residents and business. In the Town of Lincoln, there are two primary wastewater collection systems.
All serviced areas in the eastern half of the municipality (i.e. between Jordan Road and Martin Road) as well as Campden, are part of the Vineland/Jordan wastewater collection system. This system outlets to a pumping station at the South Service Road, just west of Victoria Avenue, where it is then conveyed via a force main to the lower end of the Beamsville wastewater collection system. The outlet for the Beamsville wastewater collection system is discussed below. The Town’s primary infrastructure in the Vineland/Jordan system consists of approximately 27 kilometers of piping and 435 access chambers.
All serviced areas in the western half of the municipality (i.e. between Lincoln Avenue and Sann Road) form part of the Beamsville wastewater collection system. This system, along with the flows from the Vineland/Jordan system, outlets to a pumping station at the northern end of Ontario Street. The combined system flows are then conveyed via a force main to the Region’s’ Baker Road Sewage Treatment Plant in Grimsby. The Town’s primary infrastructure in this system consists of approximately 49 kilometers of piping and 607 access chambers.
Any further questions regarding the Town’s wastewater systems can be directed to the Public Works Department at (905) 563-8205.
Q) What do I need to do to construct a sewer service from the road to my building ?
A) Any work on the municipal sewer must be done by or under the supervision of a Provincially Licensed Wastewater Collection System Operator employed by the Town. Generally, your contractor can install the actual pipe however, the connection to the Town sewer must be done under Town supervision. Before work begins ensure that you or your contractor have obtained a Utility Permit from the Public Works Department. Also, a Building Permit is generally required for the section of the sewer service on private property. To obtain an application or for current information on service charges and permit fees, please contact the Public Works Department.
Q) Does the Town provide any other services in this area ?
A) Yes. The Town can perform both camera inspection of a sewer lateral and lateral clearing (i.e. blockages, roots, etc.) at a homeowners request. Please contact the Public Works Department for a list of current charges that may apply.
Q) What can I flush and what can't I flush?
A) The Regional Municipality of Niagara has information on their website about wastewater, which can be seen by clicking here.