Water Systems


General Inquiries/Concerns

Water Systems Operations Staff: 613-342-8772 x 5511 More below.

The Water Systems Division is responsible for the treatment and distribution of the City’s drinking water. The water system consists of approximately 125 kms of water piping of various sizes, 2 pumping stations, an elevated storage tank, an underground reservoir and a direct filtration water treatment plant.

The City’s Water System has a full time staff of 10 including a supervisor, chief operator, instrumentation technician/operator and seven (7) water operators.

The City of Brockville’s Water Treatment Plant is located on the St. Lawrence River and serves the City of Brockville (population 22,000) and a portion of the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley (population 350). The maximum design capacity of the plant is 36 Ml/day (million litres per day).

A 900 mm diameter raw water intake pipe equipped with zebra mussel control is located 294 m from shore at a depth of 10.5 m. Water from the intake enters the low lift pumping station where it is pumped to the main plant. Chlorine and a coagulant are added before the raw water enters the flocculation tanks where particle matter settles out. The water is then filtered by one of the two granular activated carbon filters before it is chlorinated and moved to the clear well and reservoir for storage. Prior to leaving the plant, the water is chlorinated a second time and disinfected by an ultra violet light system and pumped into the distribution system.

Treated water is pumped into the distribution system which consists of approximately 125 km of underground pipes ranging in size from 100 mm to 400 mm in diameter and made of a variety of materials including: cast iron, ductile iron, poly vinyl chloride, concrete, steel, and asbestos cement. In addition there are over 8,330 service connections and 830 fire hydrants.
The City has two water storage facilities; the 1,900 m3 elevated storage tank on Perth Street and the 7,600 m3 underground reservoir on Parkedale Avenue.

See FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) and Related Downloads above for current reports such as the Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS) Operational Plan and Annual Water Quality Report.

Should you wish to receive any materials in an accessible format, please call (613) 342-8772 or e-mail

Engineering & Infrastructure Staff

Peter Raabe - Director of Engineering & Infrastructure
    Tel: (613) 342-8772 x3257
    Email Peter Raabe

Jean-Paul Briggs - Solid Waste Officer
    Tel: (613) 342-8772 x3220
    Email Jean-Paul Briggs

Steven Allen - Supervisor of Engineering
    Tel: (613) 342-8772 x3223
    Email Steven Allen

Pat Brown - Chief Operator- Wastewater Systems
    Tel: (613) 342-8772 x8303
    Email Pat Brown

Tim Lemieux - Chief Operator Water Systems
    Tel: 613-342-8772 x5510
    Email Tim Lemieux

TBD - Supervisor - Water Systems
    Tel: (613) 342-7819 x5512
    Email TBD

Brandon Goddard - Supervisor - Wastewater Systems
    Tel: (613) 342-8772 x8301
    Email Brandon Goddard

Barry Fox - Sub Foreman Collection/Operator-Wastewater Systems
    Tel: (613) 342-8772 x8340
    Email Barry Fox

Bonnie Evoy - Admin Assistant - Treatment
    Tel: (613) 342-8772 x8302
    Email Bonnie Evoy

Jill Buckland - Abatement/Lab Technician
    Tel: (613) 342-8772 x8305
    Email Jill Buckland

Virginia Adams - GIS Coordinator
    Tel: 613-342-8772 x3258
    Email Virginia Adams