This section provides survey, design, and construction management services on a wide range of transportation, sewer, water and drainage projects. The section also maintains records on municipal infrastructure, exercises right-of-way control, which is the management of requests from individuals and agencies to perform work or place utilities on Town-owned road allowance and has responsibility for environmental matters. Working together with the operating sections, the mandate of this section is to ensure the cost-effective construction of public infrastructure that will maximize its useful life and minimize ongoing operating and maintenance expenditures with safety in mind. The Engineering Section prepares the 5-year capital budget forecast of the Department.

This small technical group combines computer technology with sound engineering principles to economically deliver all aspects of project design, from cost estimates to final construction drawings and specifications, and tendering of works. This includes surveying and project supervision and inspection for some of the municipal projects undertaken by this Department. Where workload or specialized needs demand, the services of qualified engineering consultants are engaged to augment in-house technical staff.

The section maintains various digital map products, many available to the public, and provides information on services available to any particular lot/property parcel. It also reviews and approves all aspects of development servicing for new subdivisions and site plans and arranges for inspection of all municipal works related to these developments.

The Engineering Section also manages street lighting, pavement markings and maintenance.

Hours of Operation:

Engineering staff: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Contact Us:

We can be reached at 905-468-3266 during normal office hours, indirectly through an answering service at 905‑468-3278 after hours, or by fax at 905-468-1722.

Engineering Supervisor:

Mike Komljenovic (e-mail:   Phone: 905-468-3266 ext. 240

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Municipal Standards: 

Municipal Engineering Standards 2020 >>


Clean Water and Wastewater Funds

In 2016 the Federal budget announced the establishment of a Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) to assist Ontario communities with vital infrastructure funding. The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake received funding under the CWWF for five watermain upgrade projects; Line 3 Road asbestos clay watermain upgrade, King Street cast iron watermain upgrade, Simcoe Street cast iron watermain upgrade, Centre Street cast iron watermain upgrade, and Niagara-on-the-Lake Commons cast iron watermain upgrade. The Federal government funded up to 50% of the project costs, the Provincial government provided up to 25% of the project costs, and the Town funded the remaining 25%. The five watermain projects were completed during the summer of 2018.