Municipal ditches

Municipal ditches

As every year, the Municipality will conduct an operation of digging and cleaning of municipal ditches. A poorly draining path is not resistant to vehicle traffic and its lifespan is reduced. To drain well a road, a ditch shall have a minimum depth of one (1) meter.
 
 
The function of municipal ditches is to drain.
 
 
Wherever possible, we use the method of ditch digging "lower 1/3". This method aims to conserve the maximum possible vegetation to prevent erosion of slopes and transport of sediment to streams. It is not always applicable, which forces us to dig conventionally.
 
 
Culverts
 
Culverts giving access to the properties are normally located on municipal land. They are an authorization that the Municipality gives owners to access their property. However, the culverts are the responsibility of the owners and not the municipality, both for maintenance (regulation 188) and any discharge caused by a blockage caused by this culvert.
 
 
When ditching, when the profile of the latter is to be lowered, the Municipality removes culverts and replace them, and at no cost to owners (except for the paving, paving stones, etc. put on this culvert). However, if the conduct is in poor condition and needs to be changed, the cost is at the owner's expense.
 
 
Notice to residents
 
Before digging a ditch in your area, our policy is to notify in advance the owners of the affected paths.
 
 
Thank you in advance for your cooperation!