Municipal Drains

What is a Municipal Drain?

Physically, a municipal drain is simply a drainage system.  Most municipal drains are either ditches or closed systems such as pipes or tiles buried in the ground. They can also include structures such as:

  • Dykes or berms
  • Pumping stations
  • Buffer strips
  • Grassed walkways
  • Storm water detention ponds
  • Culverts
  • Bridges

Even some creeks and small rivers are now considered to be municipal drains. Municipal drains are primarily located in rural agricultural areas of the province.

More Information and Background

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture: Drainage 

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture: So, What’s a Municipal Drain?   

Town of Innisfil Municipal Drain Map