The County of Oxford owns and operates 17 drinking water systems. To find out information about your system, select your water system from the list below. For more detailed information on each water system, please read the most recent Drinking Water System Performance Report for that community.

Beachville
The Beachville - Loweville Subdivision Water System serves a population of approximately 181. The system consists of one well that is secure groundwater.

Bright
The Bright Water System is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 409.

Brownsville
The Brownsville Water System is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 493.

Dereham Centre
The Dereham Centre Water System is a Small Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 48.

Drumbo-Princeton
The Drumbo-Princeton Water system is comprised of three groundwater wells and a treatment facility located in Drumbo and serves Princeton through a transmission water main. It is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 107/03 and serves a total population of approximately 1,680.

Embro
The Embro Water System is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 818.

Hickson
The Hickson Water System is a Small Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 102.

Ingersoll
The Ingersoll Water System is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 12,680. Updates

Innerkip
The Innerkip Water System is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 935.

Lakeside
The Lakeside Water System is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 379.

Mount Elgin
The Mount Elgin Water System is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 460.

Oxford South Water
The Oxford South Water system is comprised of seven groundwater wells treated at four separate treatment facilities and serves the communities of Norwich, Otterville and Springford. The communities are interconnected by transmission mains. It is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a total population of approximately 5,170.”

Plattsville
The Plattsville Water System is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 1,168.

Tavistock
The Tavistock Water System is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 2,690.

Thamesford
The Thamesford Water System is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 2,355.

Tillsonburg
The Tillsonburg Water System is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 16,340. There are six treatment facilities located in and around Tillsonburg.

Woodstock
The Woodstock Water System is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 38,000.

 Ingersoll water system

Improvements and maintenance to Ingersoll’s water system are ongoing. Check this page for regular updates on water system work in Ingersoll or visit the Updates section of the Newsroom.

Watermain maintenance can sometimes cause discoloured water, especially in Ingersoll where water has a high mineral content. Discoloured water in Ingersoll is safe and can be used in the same way as regular water, although people may prefer to use other sources of drinking water.

What is discoloured water? Sometimes, water in parts of Ingersoll is a darker, brownish-red or yellow colour because iron and sulphide are being released from older pipes in that area. This happens when water flow patterns in the area have changed. Even though repeated testing has shown Ingersoll’s water meets the Ontario Drinking Water Standards, Public Works has been working to reduce colour in the water. 
What is the County of Oxford doing about discoloured water in Ingersoll? Public Works has been working to address concerns about discoloured water in parts of Ingersoll. We have used flushing to encourage water flow when a water treatment facility is offline for maintenance work and are proceeding with replacing or relining older water pipes in areas of concern. What’s next? Public Works is continuing improvements to the Ingersoll water system. People may notice discoloured water at different times when there is maintenance work on the system. Check this page for updates on when this work is taking place. Questions? Call 519-539-9800 or e-mail us at publicworks@oxfordcounty.ca