Environmental

WASTE MANAGEMENT

The Town of Fort Frances contracts out the refuse and recycling collection to Asselin Transportation and Storage Limited. The operations of the Landfill site is contracted to Tom Veert Contracting Limited.

The Public can contact the Landfill Site Contractor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year at (807) 274-6898.

Fort Frances Landfill Site is located off of McIrvine Road on Balsam Street. Hours of the landfill are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, closed on Sunday and Holidays.

Tipping fees are enforced - $66.30 per metric tonne - minimum charge of $18.00 per load.

 

REMINDER:

Residents are reminded that garbage must be put out no later
than 8:00 a.m. of the scheduled day of pickup.

Garbage must be in an approved containers.

Only one type "A" container or receptacle without a tag will be picked up. Bag tag should be affixed to either the contents in the type "A" container so that it is clearly visible once the container lid is removed or attached around the neck of the receptacle.

No waste is allowed to overflow the top of a type "A" container .

All excess containers without bag tags will be left behind Incidents of non-compliance
with the requirements will be forwarded to the By-Law Enforcement Department
for appropriate action.
Bag Tags can be purchased from the following locations: Civic Centre, Safeway, The Place, Walmart, Memorial Sports Centre, and the Sorting Gap Marina

REMINDER

CLEAR/BLUE PLASTIC RECYLE BAGS ARE TO BE

USED FOR SHREDDED PAPER ONLY!!

IF THEY ARE USED FOR OTHER ITEMS
YOUR RECYCLING WILL NOT BE PICKED UP

Did you know that some businesses in Fort Frances collect Plastic Bags at their stores to be recycled?

SAFEWAY WALMART

If you know of other places that do this please contact us with the information at

274-9893

BLUE BOXES ARE NO LONGER SOLD BY THE TOWN OF FORT FRANCES
HOWEVER, COMPOSTERS CAN STILL BE PURCHASED FOR THE PRICE OF $43.20 AT
PUBLIC WORKS, CIVIC CENTRE AND THE MEMORIAL SPORTSPLEX
RAIN BARRELS CAN BE PURCHASED FOR THE PRICE OF $65.00 PAID FOR AT THE
CIVIC CENTRE AND THEN BARRELS CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE PUBLIC WORKS OFFICE 900 WRIGHT AVENUE DURING BUSINESS HOURS

 

 

WATER TREATMENT PLANT

Water Treatment PlantThe Water Treatment Plant is located at 901 Colonization Road East. Hours of Operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m Monday to Friday - closed Saturdays and Sundays but Operators are on Stand-by for routine inspections and emergency situations.

The Town of Fort Frances Water Treatment Plant is classed as a Sub-System Class 3. Certificate of Approval #9828-5VZSEK There are three classified water operators that work out of the Water Treatment Plant.

Daily average is 5,550.99 cu. metres or 1.22 million gallons.
The maximum design flow is 17, 000 cu. metres per day thus plant operating at approximately 33%.


Tours may be scheduled by calling the Water Treatment Plant at 807-274-2325.

For further information please contact Douglas Herr, Environmental and Facilities Superintendent at 807-274-9893.

 

 

WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Ontario Reg. 170/03 (Safe Drinking Water Act) WATER TREATMENT PLANT

Ontario Reg. 170/03 (Safe Drinking Water Act) SUNNY COVE CAMP

Annual Water Report Part III Part 2
Annual Summary Report (Schedule 22)
Water By-law

The Town of Fort Frances operates and maintains two drinking water systems:
The Town of Fort Frances main drinking water system - DWS #220000978 and the Airport Terminal Building - Groundwater Well - DWS #26002736.

Both systems are maintained and operated in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and Ministry of Environment applicable regulations. July 1, 2003 - New Ontario Regulation 170/03 replaced Ontario Regulation 459/00 August 1st, 2000 (Walkerton Disaster). There are two certified operators that operate and maintain the water distribution system.

Private Fire Hydrant: is defined as a fire hydrant that has a dedicated purpose for the building or private property in question and can be located on private or public property. For the purpose of this definition a private fire hydrant shall be deemed to include any form of private standpipe system or fire department connection as defined in Section 3.2.516 of the Ontario Building Code.

    Watermains:

  • Size: 100 - 630 mm
  • Age: 1912 - 2006 (installation date)
  • Material: AC, PVC, DI, CI, POLY
  • Approximate Length: 70.4 km
  • Hydrants: 358 town owned, 35 private
  • Valves: 643

 

WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT

The Waste Water Treatment Plant (also known as the Sewage Treatment Plant) and Six Sewage Pumping Stations are operated and maintained by Ontario Clean Water Agency. The Ministry of the Environment classifies the Plant as a Class 3 Wastewater Treatment Facility. MOE Certificate of Approval #3-0049-96-006 outlines the terms and conditions on how the plant is maintained and operated.Waste Water Treatment Plant

Fifth Street Lift Station located at 1330 Fifth Street East
White Pine Lift Station located at 780 Scott Street
Central Avenue Lift Station located at 712 Central Avenue
Church Street Lift Station located at 1107 Church Street
Boundary Road Lift Station located at 1713 Colonization Road West
Patcin Avenue Lift Station location at 936 Kaitlyn Drive

The plant is located at 200 McIrvine Road. Hours of Operations are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday.

 

WASTE WATER COLLECTION SYSTEM

  • size: 100-900mm
  • age: 1912 - 2006 (installation date)
  • material: AC, CLP, CONP, POLY, PVC
  • approximately 57.81 km

ENGINEERING SERVICES & GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM

GIS or Geographic Information Systems is computerized cartography, which is used to create, edit, store and retrieve, update, manipulate and display geographically referenced digital data. Through the use of a GIS, common mapping features such as roadways and water mains can be linked with associated tabular attributes and viewed graphically on a map.

Within the Town’s GIS database, information is stored on the water distribution, storm water and sanitary sewer systems, roads network, official plan, zoning, and property information.

Additional data including AutoCAD drawings, digital CCTV camera footage, digital photos and scanned work order documents are also stored within the database. From this, information regarding any of the Town assets can be viewed almost instantaneously and maps can be created to assist with such tasks as maintenance and problem detection.

2014 - Engineering Services Provided and Cost of Services:

Televising Sewer - Regular Hourly Rate $180.45
Televising Sewer - Overtime Hourly Rate $360.91
Tracing Water/Sewer Regular Hourly Rate $120.30
Tracing Water/Sewer Overtime Hourly Rate $240.61
Setting Lot Grade Only - Regular Hourly Rate $108.51 per lot grade
Copying Blueprints $12.97 each
Hardcopy of GIS Drawing or Map 8.5"x11" $5.45 each
Hardcopy of GIS Drawing or Map 11"x17" $10.90 each
Hardcopy of GIS Drawing or Map 24"x36" $27.25 each
Digital Aerial Photography - ecw format only $1,089.94 each
GIS Shapefiles - per infrastructure layer $272.49 each
GIS Shapefiles - base map prop. lines & address $272.49 each

 

For any of these services please call Public Works Office at 807-274-9893

Site Updated: March 5, 2014