Municipal Affairs and Environment

Engineering

The Engineering Division is responsible for providing professional engineering, administrative and technical support services to facilitate the provision of sustainable, suitable and affordable municipal infrastructure in a manner that will result in greater autonomy for communities.

Specifically, the Engineering Section is responsible for:

  • Developing and coordinating policies relating to the funding and provision of water and sewer, roads and other municipal infrastructure projects,
  • Developing and advising on policy and providing direction for all local and regional engineering projects,
  • Reviewing tender documents and approving contract awards for large scale infrastructure projects,
  • Providing assistance and advice to incorporated communities relating to water and sewer infrastructure,
  • Developing and maintaining standardized specifications for water/sewer and road projects,
  • Operating and maintaining industrial water supply systems owned by the Department,
  • Administering the Limits of Service Agreements between the Department and municipalities delineating the areas in each municipality eligible for cost shared funding for water and sewer services,
  • Administering the Alternative Dispute Resolution Process whereby disputes between contractors and municipalities in relation to the Department's cost shared projects can be resolved without referral to the legal system, and
  • Administering various federal/provincial funding arrangements for the installation of municipal infrastructure.

Engineering Section Contact Information

Heather Tizzard

Assistant Deputy Minister
Municipal Infrastructure and Support
Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
Tel: (709) 729-3066

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