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Engineering and Infrastructure Services

Chief Administrative Officer Tom Touralias


Nelson Cavacas  C.E.T.

Director of Engineering
and Infrastructure

419 Notre Dame Street
Belle River, ON N0R 1A0
Telephone: 519-728-1975
Ext. 287
Fax: 519-728-4577

Toll Free: 1- 877-249-3367

Email: ncavacas@lakeshore.


Department Overview

The mission of the Engineering and Infrastructure Services department is to provide a high level of infrastructure services to our residents and to maintain the Town of Lakeshore as a clean, safe and well serviced place to live and work.

The Engineering and Infrastructure Services department is organized into three divisions to provide the efficient and effective delivery of services essential for a rapidly growing community.

Environmental Services Division

Kevin Girard 519-728-1975
Ext. 239

This division is responsible for the operation and the maintaining of the Town's water and wastewater systems. The division responds to emergency water/wastewater related issues which include watermain breaks, water service repairs and sanitary sewage issues. The division issues water meters for new construction and oversees the water meter program responsible for monitoring water consumption in the Town of Lakeshore. The Environmental Services Division oversees and administers the Town's Drinking Water Quality Management System. The division is also responsible for managing solid waste management.

Engineering Services Division

Tony DiCiocco (519) 728-1975
Ext. 297

This division is responsible for reviewing new development proposals such as residential subdivisions, commercial, industrial and institutional developments.

The Division ensures compliance with the Town of Lakeshore Development Standards Manual, Subdivision Agreements and Site Plan Agreements, both at the design and construction stage, for all new development. The Division also reviews all traffic engineering related matters and transit issues within the municipality. The division also ensures mapping and record drawings are filed appropriately in order to be retrieved for review and to provide servicing data to consulting engineers, developers, contractors, utility companies, property owners, builders, lawyers, staff, etc. Engineering Services works closely with Geographic Information Systems staff to ensure our GIS data is accurate.

Public Works Services Division

Ron Steinwender  (519) 728-1975
Ext. 300

This division is responsible for the municipal road system and all associated maintenance. This includes, but is not limited to hardtop maintenance, loose top maintenance, road side maintenance, signs, signals and lighting, safety devices, storm sewer repairs, winter control sidewalk repairs, bridges and culverts. Traffic management is also undertaken by this division to ensure the safe and efficient movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the Town of Lakeshore roads.

Drainage Division

Jill Fiorito 519-728-1975
Ext. 289

This division is responsible for managing approximately 1000 municipal drains which total 1100 kilometres of open and closed drainage systems. In addition, there are approximately 60 pump stations.  These storm drainage systems have been constructed under the Drainage Act and under current drainage legislation the Town of Lakeshore is responsible for overseeing the maintenance, repair, improvement or expansion of this drain infrastructure.

Date edited: 03/07/2018