Water + Wastewater
The Town is responsible for the supply and distribution of safe drinking water to the residential, commercial, institutional and industrial consumers of the Town. Water is taken from the Madawaska River and treated at the Walter E. Prentice Water Filtration Plant prior to being distributed through the Town’s Distribution System.
The Town is also responsible for collecting wastewater from residential, commercial, institutional and industrial properties in the Town. This wastewater is treated in the Town’s state of the art water pollution control center the treated water is then discharged to the Ottawa River.
The Town of Arnprior uses Ontario One Call for convenient locate requests. Please book your locate request no later than five working days before locates are needed. Please call 1-800-400-2255 or book on-line here.
Water Use Restriction
Try using a Rain Barrel to reduce domestic water use, lower your water bill and reduce demands on the Town’s water system during peak summer hours!
Watering your lawn and gardens in the evening will reduce water loss due to evaporation, improve uptake by your plants and grass, and reduce the amount of water needed to keep your vegetation green and healthy.
In accordance with the Town Water Use Restriction By-Law the following restrictions apply from the first day in May to the last day of September.
Any person installing a significant amount of new grass, sod or landscaping shall be entitled to use water for the newly installed grass and/or sod each calendar day during any part of the day for a period of one week from the initial date of installation of the new grass and/or sod.
Further Water Restriction Notices:
When deemed appropriate by the Town further restrictions on the use of Town water shall be put into effect and shall remain in effect until the said further restrictions have been lifted by the Town.
There are currently no further restrictions, please check back for updates as needed.
Down Spout Disconnect
During a rainstorm, gutters and downspouts can collect and distribute hundreds of litres of water from your roof. Some homes and buildings in town have their down-spouts directly connected into the Town’s sewer systems. Arnprior’s sewer use by-law requires that all downspouts be disconnected from sewers by June 1, 2014. Please click here for simple instructions on disconnecting your Down Spout.
Fresh clean water is a precious resource that must be managed to ensure that an abundant supply is left for future generations – start with water conservation!
Water bills are issued every two months and are due the last working day of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Water meters are now read remotely and actual consumption figures are used in the billing process.
Town Hall accepts payment by cash, cheque or debit. Payments are also accepted at local banks, tele-banking and online banking.
Water and Wastewater Master Plan
Storm Water Master Plan
Water Pollution Control Center
Water Filtration Plant
Asset Management Plan