The Public Works Department is responsible for managing Howick's municipal infrastructure such as roads, snow removal operations, municipal tree maintenance, landfill operations, recycling and garbage collection.
With over 228 kilometers of roads with 33 culverts/bridges in Howick, Public Works’ day-to-day operations are extensive and, depending on the season, include plowing, grading, roadside mowing and overall road maintenance.
The Roads Division provides ongoing maintenance of all roads in the Township, whether it be grading in the spring, construction and paving in the summer or snow removal every winter.
Tenders for the works department are advertised near the beginning of each calendar year. Please watch your local paper, Howick's website or contact the municipal office for more information.
Road Occupancy Permit.
If you are doing any work on the Municipal road allowance within the Township, you will require a Road Occupancy Permit.
A permit is required for any work being done on a municipal road or right-of-way. There is a fee for the permit. We require 48 hours notice to issue a permit, and if there is to be a road closure, adequate signage and additional safety measures may be required to warn or detour traffic.
How do I report a dead animal, or fallen tree on a Municipal or County road?
If you wish to report the location of a dead animal or fallen tree obstructing the travel portion of a municipal road, contact the municipal office at 519.335.3208. For a Huron County road contact the Auburn Patrol at 519.526.7231 to leave a message.
Please be prepared to provide the name or number of the road, and an approximate location of the problem, including nearest concession or 9-1-1 number and side of roadway. The obstruction will be removed as soon as possible. Reports considered non-essential will be picked up during regularly scheduled maintenance.
How can I get a Huron County road map?
Copies of the county-wide 9-1-1 map showing the road system and all associated addresses are available from the Treasury Department, located in the County Court House, Goderich. Measuring 24″ x 36″, these wall maps cost $5.00 plus HST. Follow this link for more information.
The Township of Howick Adopt-a-Road Program has been established as a public service program for volunteers to pick-up litter along municipal road right-of-ways. It is a way for environmentally conscious citizens, community and civic organizations, private businesses and industry to contribute to a cleaner and more beautiful Township roads system
Forest Care & Tree Planting
The Township of Howick's tree planting and forest care programs promote environmental sustainability by encouraging the planting of trees and the care of existing forests to mitigate the effects of climate change and preserve natural habitats.
If you are in possession of one of the weeds on the Schedule of Noxious Weeds and it is negatively impacting agriculture and horticulture lands then you must destroy it.
Well Water Information
The Huron Perth Public Health reminds you to sample your well water each season and after heavy rain, plumbing work, or if you notice a change in your water’s colour, taste or odour.