Maintenance on municipal drains is the most common procedure that occurs. This work includes clearing of the drain, such as removal of beavers/dams, trees, repairing/replacing tile, silting and cleaning out tiles.
All parties affected by a Municipal Drain are encouraged to periodically inspect the drain and report any visible or suspected problems to the Township of Blandford-Blenheim. Repeated inspection and maintenance of a drain should allow the drain to provide a service for many years.
Municipal Drains are maintained by the Township of Blandford-Blenheim at the expense of all the lands and roads as specified in the Schedule of Assessment for Maintenance from the corresponding Drain Report.
Each owner must provide an access route to the drain for access by the Township to undertake necessary repair or maintenance. As well, a right-of way along the drain route equal to the working area described in the report is also to be available for future maintenance.