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Environmental Services

As part of Infrastructure and Development, the Environmental Services Department provides services to Essex residents in the following six areas:

  • Operation, repair and maintenance of the Town’s water distribution system, including emergency repairs
  • Repairs to and replacement of water meters
  • Flushing over 700 fire hydrants and dead end water mains within the system
  • Resolving customer complaints regarding water billings
  • Operation, repair and maintenance of the Town’s sewage collection system

The Ontario Clean Water Agency has been contracted to operate and maintain the Essex Pollution Control Plant and the Harrow and Colchester South Water Treatment Plant.

ELK Energy Inc. is contracted by the Town of Essex to read water meters and to issue billings for water consumption, sanitary sewer charges, and the turning on or off of water services. For some residents of the Town of Essex, the billings received by ELK Energy also include charges for hydro-electric services.