Burford Water and Wastewater Servicing and Drainage Plan

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The County of Brant is pleased to engage with the Burford community regarding alternatives for water and wastewater services. Your input will be very important to the outcome of this project.

Why is the County considering water and wastewater alternatives for Burford?

  • It is time for road reconstruction and consideration for a new stormwater management plan in Burford. When major construction projects occur, it is a good idea to consider what other projects should also be completed. Now is the time to decide if watermain, sanitary sewers and stormwater sewers need to be installed.
  • Many septic systems are at the

The County of Brant is pleased to engage with the Burford community regarding alternatives for water and wastewater services. Your input will be very important to the outcome of this project.

Why is the County considering water and wastewater alternatives for Burford?

  • It is time for road reconstruction and consideration for a new stormwater management plan in Burford. When major construction projects occur, it is a good idea to consider what other projects should also be completed. Now is the time to decide if watermain, sanitary sewers and stormwater sewers need to be installed.
  • Many septic systems are at the end of their life expectancy.
  • Some private wells do not meet Ontario Drinking Water Standards.
  • It is time to revitalize downtown Burford to promote a vibrant downtown core.

We are at the beginning stages of this conversation with the Burford community so please tell us what you like, what you are concerned about and what questions you have. This will help shape the overall plan.

As you may remember before the COVID-19 pandemic began, we hosted an open house to begin the discussion about water and wastewater services and improving drainage within Burford. At this meeting, we heard from residents:

  • Concerns that water and/or wastewater servicing will cost money
  • Some prefer their current systems
  • Concerns that servicing may lead to growth within the community
  • Some residents and businesses would appreciate having municipal water and/or a sewage system
  • Most residents agreed that improved drainage was important for the community

It’s really important for you to know that the County has NOT made any decisions about the outcomes or future plans. We want to work with the community to understand your needs and concerns and develop a plan together that makes sense.

The County is open to considering a number of options that will make sense for the residents and business owners in Burford. Some of the options could include:
Continuing with the current private water and wastewater servicing method OR

Providing a municipal water supply and sanitary sewage collection OR

A hybrid of the two previous options

We could also consider targeting specific areas such as the downtown for some servicing

We will also consider various drainage improvements

Engage with Us!

A virtual meeting was held on November 21, 2022 at 6:00 pm.

For those who cannot attend the Virtual Meeting, small group discussions and one-on-one phone conversations may be arranged. However, spaces are limited and registration is required. To register for a small group or phone call, contact 519.44BRANT (519.442.7268), 1.855.44BRANT.

A slide presentation and print package is available. The slide presentation is posted here and the print package is available by calling the Burford Customer Service Office, 26 Park Ave., Burford and requesting a package for yourself or a neighbour.

Following the meeting, please complete the online survey below or print the survey and submit to the County of Brant Burford Administration Office, 26 Park Ave. Burford. Please submit the survey and comments by December 23, 2022.

Please note, questions that are asked below will be responded to following the Public Meetings.

Register to this page for project updates.

  • We want to hear from you…

    Your input is very important to help County Council and staff understand the needs and vision of the community. There will be several more opportunities to provide further input throughout this Master Plan study.

    All information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (1990). With the exception of personal information, all comments will be included as public input in the Master Plan report which will be placed on the public record. Notices and updates will be posted on the Engage Brant website, https://engagebrant.ca/burford-servicing.

    If you own multiple properties within Burford, please feel free to complete a separate comment sheet for each property.

    Please submit the survey and comments by December 23, 2022.

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