Information and Links to
Municipal NMP Resources

Five of the eight municipalities or townships within Elgin County have enacted Nutrient Management Plan bylaws. These municipalities or townships are listed below with links to their web sites and a listing of phone numbers and email addresses of the contact people dealing with the NMP bylaws within each municipality or township.

City of St. Thomas The City of St. Thomas has not enacted a bylaw with regard to nutrient management. Therefore the provincial regulations must be consulted with regard to nutrient management regulations.

For more information contact:
James Foster
Chief Building Officer
Phone: (519) 631-1680 ext 163

For information on the location of municipal drains please contact:
Cyril McCready
Water/Sewer Foreman.
100 Burwell Rd.
Phone (519) 631-1680 ext 4

Note: the City of St. Thomas has no municipal wells.

Municipality of Bayham
The NMP bylaw follows the provincial regulations with regard to nutrient management and building permits. A NMP must be submitted if a building permit is required and the operation falls under these three criteria:

  1. A new operation that will produce > 5 NU
  2. A new operation that will produce > 150 NU
  3. An expanding operation that will produce > 300 NU

For more information regarding the bylaw and as well as the locations of municipal drains contact:
Dwayne Daniel Chief Building Officer/Drainage Superintendent.
Phone: (519) 866-5521

Note: the Municipality of Bayham has no municipal wells.

Municipality of Central Elgin The NMP bylaw follows the provincial guidelines with regard to nutrient management and building permits. There are three questions that are asked on the building permit form:

  1. Is this a new operation that will produce > 5 NU?
  2. Is this a new operation that will produce > 150 NU?
  3. Is this an expanding operation that will produce > 300 NU?

If the answer is yes to any question, a NMP must be submitted with the building permit application. The NMP is then forwarded to the provincial government for assessment and review before a building permit can be approved and issued.

For more information regarding the bylaw contact:
Alan Shaw Chief Building Official.
Phone: (519) 631-4860

For information on the location of municipal drains please contact:
Rob Johnson Assistant Director of Physical Services
Phone: (519) 631-4860 ext 278

Municipality of Dutton-Dunwich The NMP bylaw regulations differ slightly from that of the province with regard to nutrient management in that the bylaw requires a plan to be implemented for any operation > 150 AU (animal units) of nutrients produced rather than >300 NU as specified by the provincial regulations. Also, before a building permit can be issued, a NMP must be submitted and reviewed by the province.

For more information regarding the bylaw contact:
Lorne McLeod Chief Building Official/Property Standards Officer.
Phone: (519) 762-2204

For information on the locations of municipal drains contact:
Ralph Beharrell Drainage Superintendent.
Phone: (519) 762-2204
Cell: (519) 871-7846

Note: the Municipality of Dutton-Dunwich has no municipal wells.

Municipality of West Elgin The NMP bylaw regulations are currently under review to bring them in line with the provincial regulations.

For more information on the status of the NMP bylaw regulation and the locations of municipal wells and drains contact:
Norma Bryant Municipal Clerk.
Phone: (519) 785-0560

Township of Malahide The NMP bylaw follows the provincial regulations with regard to nutrient management and building permits. A NMP must be submitted if a building permit is required and the operation falls under these three criteria:

  1. A new operation that will produce > 5 NU
  2. A new operation that will produce > 150 NU
  3. An expanding operation that will produce > 300 NU

For more information regarding the bylaw contact
Gene DiMeo Building Inspector.
Phone: (519) 773-5344

For information on the locations of municipal drains and wells contact:
Don Weir Drainage Superintendent.
Phone: (519) 773-5344

Township of Southwold The Township of Southwold has not enacted a bylaw with regard to nutrient management. Therefore the provincial regulations must be consulted with regard to nutrient management regulations.

For more information contact the Township Office.
Phone: (519) 769-2010

For information on the locations of municipal drains contact:
Ralph Beharrell Drainage Superintendent.
Phone: (519) 762-2204
Cell: (519) 871-7846

Note: the Township of Southwold has no municipal wells.


 

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