Maxville Water Project

If you have any questions about the Maxville Water Supply Project, contact the Township of North Glengarry by emailing the Chief Administrative Officer or calling 613-525-1110. 

Complaints and Requests Process during construction

Residents are required to file any complaints or requests through the Public Works Office by phone or by email.

Telephone - 613-525-3087
Staff will document the issue, close the loop and have someone get back to you, to ensure accountability.


Winter 2020/2021 Update

The construction for the Maxville Water Project has been completed. The Township of North Glengarry would like to remind residents that the deadline to connect is January 31, 2021. As of February 1, 2021, billing will begin unless you have contacted the Township and arranged otherwise. 

Please click here for frequently asked questions.

Please click here for the updated information checklist.

If you would like to book your final inspection, please click here or call the Township at 613-525-1110 x223. 

Spring 2020 Update

Municipal water is running in Maxville as of January 2020. Residents are advised to follow the procedures that can be found here to have their water connected and turned on. The deadline to connect is January 31, 2021 but due to COVID-19, exceptions will be made. Residents are encouraged to connect if possible.

Spring 2019 Update

June 20, 2019 Information Session on the Maxville Water Project

The Township of North Glengarry will be hosting an information Session on the Maxville Water Project on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6 pm at the Metcalfe Centre (35 Fair Street, Maxville). Click here to download a copy of the ENGLISH poster or Click here to download a copy of the FRENCH poster.

 Information on how to connect your house to the new Maxville Water System

As of July 15, 2019, property owners may request permission to begin excavation, plumbing and landscaping on their properties (subject to Township approval). Work on these subject properties is expected to start as early as July 31, 2019. All work must be completed by qualified and licensed plumbers. 

Click here to download a copy of our logistics and information checklist for connecting your house to the water system.

Click here to download a copy of the Permit Application which is necessary to begin excavation, plumbing and landscaping on properties preparing to connect to the new Maxville Water System.

Spring 2018 Update

The Council for the Township of North Glengarry held a public information session on May 10th, 2018 to update residents on the progress of the Maxville Water Project. This follows on the April 16th announcement that Clarence McDonald Excavation had been awarded a $10.2 million contract for the water distribution system for that municipality. During the session, details were shared on the timing of construction, roles and responsibilities of the Township, engineering firm, contractor and residents in the project.

Project timing to date is as follows:

  • Water Tower construction started on May 7th and should be completed by the end of October 2018;
  • Construction for the Water Distribution System is scheduled to start on May 14th with construction spanning approximately 24 months. Importantly, streets that are major thoroughfares for the Glengarry Highland Games should be completed prior to the games;
  • The design work is ongoing for the Water Transmission Main and Booster Station with plans to issue the tender at the end of May. Construction would start immediately after the tender is awarded;
  • Water Plant Upgrades are in the planning stages;
  • Reinstatement of various streets, sidewalks and structures will occur concurrently with construction.


Open a new window to download the Press Release

Open a new window to download the Presentation

Open a new window to download the projected Construction timeline maps

Open a new window to download the Frequently Asked Questions document

Fall 2017 Update

Plans continue to unfold for the rollout of the Maxville water project. A Town Hall meeting was recently held in Maxville to update the public on latest project developments. The presentation from that meeting is available below.

Open a new window to download the October 2, 2017 Town Hall Meeting Powerpoint Presentation

Tenders will be released in mid-October for the water storage tank south of the vet clinic in Maxville and the network of distribution pipes and some sewer lines where needed throughout Maxville.

While construction is taking place in the coming weeks and throughout 2018 for those project components, planning is underway for the transmission line from Alexandria and for upgrades to the Alexandria water treatment plant. 

Based on cost comparisons and other factors, the Township has decided that the most cost effective and practical water source for Maxville residents will be the Garry River in Alexandria. Details on the Environmental Assessment exercise for the water source are included in the powerpoint from EVB Engineering linked below.     

Open a new window to download the Water Source Options Review 

Spring 2017 Update

After decades of lobbying and planning, the Township was approved for $22.5 million in senior level government funding to make the Maxville Water project a reality.  

Staff and consulting engineers are busy planning the roll out of the project over the coming weeks and months for a 2019 completion.

Earlier studies had earmarked the St Lawrence river through Cornwall as the water source but in 2016 those plans were cancelled when the cost projections over $64 million were deemed unattainable. Focus is now moved to determining if  the water source will be the Garry River in Alexandria or the Ottawa river via St Isidore.

Open a new window to download the May 2017 Town Hall Powerpoint presentation

Summer 2013 Update

The design engineers are narrowing down the design to the Maxville distribution system and will need some help from individual property owners. Letters were sent with a form to have residents fill in where they would like the service pipe to run across their property to their home or business. A public meeting was on June 26th to answer questions about servicing and provide an overall update on the project to date.

Open a new window to download the Maxville Water Projet Presentationwith the update on the project to date. 

Final Environmental Assessment Update

New environmental reports are available for public review. Click on the file names below to download detailed reports on archeological and natural environment reviews for the route and main areas of the Glengarry Regional waterline.

Click on the links below to download pdf versions of the reports.

Open a new window to download the pdf version of the Final Environmental Assessment Report

Winter 2013 Update:

The Township's consulting engineers continue to work on the design of the Glengarry Regional Water Supply Project (Glengarry Pipeline), working with the City of Cornwall water department staff and conducting detailed research for geo-technical, surveying, environmental and archeological assessments.

The detailed design is approximately 66% complete. While the engineers are busy at work, Township staff and councillors are busy presenting the project details to senior officials at both the federal and provincial governments.

Detailed presentations have been made to the MPs and MPPs of both ridings that cover North and South Glengarry and the City of Cornwall. Grant Crack, Jim McDonell, Pierre Lemieux and Guy Lauzon are all in favour of the project and understand the needs of the communities involved.

In late January, the City of Cornwall was also briefed and City councillors unanimously voiced their support for the project.

Open a new window to download the pdf version of the MP MPP presentaton containing an amalgamated version of the information provided to the City of Cornwall and the local MPs/MPPs.

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