Central Manitoulin Public Works

Water and Sewer

Water and sewage systems were constructed in the village of Mindemoya in 1996. The water intake plant is located on the east shore of Lake Mindemoya and the sewage treatment plant is located to the south of the village at Mud Lake. Six inch water and ten inch sewer mains service Mindemoya with the exception of the Hodgins-Nelder subdivision. The system is currently running under capacity with much room available for expansion. The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) currently maintains the system. Annual system reports are available at the Municipal Office upon request.

The water lines are flushed on a regular basis and notice is given to residents in affected service areas. Flushing improves water quality and increases the reliability of the distribution system. Please visit the FAQ on water main flushing for more information.

Water Main Flushing - FAQ


Our Roads Department maintains over 440 lane kilometres of roads. Winter maintenance is one of the departments biggest challenges as trained, full-time operators work early morning and late night hours to keep roads maintained. We ask that you are patient during heavy snowfall events with the snow removal process.

A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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