The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of all municipal drains. All drain maintenance requests should be submitted in writing to the Drainage Superintendent who will review the drain and determine when the maintenance can take place.

South Stormont Drainage Map

Tile Drain Loans

The Township offers tile drainage loans to qualified applicants in conjuntion with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

Loan requests cannot exceed 75% of the total cost of the project and all works msut be carried out in accordance with the Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act. All tile loans have 10-year terms, and repayments are made annually.

The provincial government sets the program interest rate at a competitive level. This rate is fixed for the full term of the loan, regardless of changes in market interest rates. The interest rate is calculated annually, not semi-annually, as is done by most financial institutions. 

The application process is quite simple. Loan application forms must be submitted to the municipal council. Once council approves the application, the owner arranges to have the work completed by a licensed tile drainage contractor (for more information on licensing, see the OMAFRA Factsheet Agricultural Drainage Licensing, Order No. 01-063). Once a month, the municipality prepares loan documents to send to OMAFRA in the amount of all the loans for that month. After processing these documents, OMAFRA issues a cheque to the municipality, which distributes the loan funds to each individual applicant.

The municipality collects the loan repayments from the owner and remits them to OMAFRA.

For more information regarding the Tile Loan Program, please view the OMAFRA Tile Loan Program Factsheet.

Tile Drainage Loan Application