Sewer Operations

Sanitary sewage collection is provided to most properties in the Town of Penetanguishene.

Sewage is collected by means of sanitary sewers and combination sewers and delivered to the Philip H. Jones Pollution Control Plant & the Fox Street Plant for treatment prior to being removed from the plant.

In an effort to capture and treat all sanitary sewage, and reduce the amount of rain water being sent through the Pollution Control Plant, the Municipality continues to separate combination sewers into sanitary sewers and storm sewers.

Sewer Separation

Combination sewers are an older method of sewer construction where a single pipe carries both storm and sanitary sewage. As a result during heavy rainfall events sanitary sewage gets bypassed at various overflow sites throughout the Municipality when the flow of rain water exceeds the ability of the combined sewers to carry it away.

Sewer Backups and Maintenance

Sewer Policy

If you are having a problem with sewage back up at your property please contact Public Works Department immediately.


For information on the availability and operation of sanitary and combination sewers please contact Director of Public Works.