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Water & Wastewater Systems

A reminder to be careful what you flush

 

Wet wipes, paper towels and facial tissues can clog pipes

 

We recognize that many residents may be increasing their use of disinfectant wipes, paper towels and facial tissues in response to COVID-19.

 

We would like to remind residents not to flush wet wipes of any kind. Despite what some packaging says, wipes are not flushable. Paper towels and facial tissues also do not belong in the toilet. These items cannot be flushed because they do not break down like toilet paper does.

 

If wipes, paper towels and facial tissues are flushed, they can cause blockages in pipes – which may lead to sewage overflows in your home or business.

 

Further down the line, these items can clog sewers and cause sewage overflows into streets and the natural environment. They can also cause costly damage to local wastewater infrastructure.

 

The only things that should be flushed are the 3Ps: Pee, Poo & (toilet) Paper. No exceptions. Please put used wipes, facial tissues and paper towels in the garbage.

 

Thank you for working with us to keep our community’s pipes and sewers clear and our wastewater infrastructure functioning smoothly.

 

If you have any questions, please contact The Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands at (705) 368-3500 or info@townofnemi.on.ca.

 

A message from The Town of Northeastern Manitoulin in partnership with our wastewater operator, the Ontario Clean Water Agency. 

 

Want a worry free method to pay your utilities?

The Town of NEMI offers pre-authorized payments for both taxes and utilities. These scheduled payments can be automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the first of each month. Please click HERE to access the pre-authorized payment form.

Please feel free to call the municipality if you require assistance, or would like more information regarding this payment option.

Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands
14 Water Street East
P0. Box 608
Little Current, ON
(705)368-3500
bhawke@townofnemi.on.ca

PLEASE NOTE: As per By-Law 2019-12, all overdue water accounts, with a balance of $400.00 or greater, may result in the disconnection of service or having the water account transferred to your property tax account.

Council has passed Resolution 92-03-2020, and has extended all due dates on NEW Water Bills due 
to COVID-19. NEW DUE DATE: June 30, 2020. 
Interest will continue to accumulate on any balance that predated the COVID 19 outbreak.  


The Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (NEMI) contracts the services of the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) to provide operations and maintenance services for municipal drinking water and wastewater facilities.

Please click HERE to access the Services Agreement between the Town of NEMI and OCWA.

Safe Water Drinking Act

Please click HERE to access the Safe Water Drinking Act, 2002 Ontario Regulation 170/03

Please click HERE to access the Municipal Drinking Water Licence for the Little Current Drinking Water System
Please click HERE to access the Drinking Water Works Permit for the Little Current Drinking Water System

Please click HERE to access the Municipal Drinking Water Licence for the Sheguiandah Drinking Water System
Please click HERE to access the Drinking Water Works Permit for the Sheguiandah Drinking Water System

Please click HERE to access the 2017 Annual Report for the Little Current Water Treatment System.

Please click HERE  to access the 2017 Annual Report for the Sheguiandah Water Treatment System.

Please click HERE to access the 2018 Annual Report for the Little Current Water Treatment System.

Please click HERE to access the 2018 Annual Report for the Sheguiandah Water Treatement System.

*Full documents including licences and schedules are available at the Municipal Office
*Sample results from the Little Current Drinking Water System and the Sheguiandah Drinking Water System are available at the Municipal Office located at 14 Water St. East in Little Current.