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Water and Waterways

Working in waterways

NO WORK IS ALLOWED in the shoreline of a waterway without the necessary authorizations issued ahead of time. Before undertaking any work near a waterway, verify the regulations in force with your municipal inspector.


MRC Jurisdiction

The Brome-Missisquoi MRC has exclusive jurisdiction on all waterways within its territory. Within the framework of this jurisdiction the MRC can proceed with the maintenance and repair of waterways as well as any intervention judged necessary. Since 2007, a bylaw also controls different types of work in waterways.

Consult the following PDF files for more information:

Règlement régissant les matières relatives à l’écoulement des eaux

Grille de tarifs

Politique de gestion des cours d’eau

Annexe B

Annexe C

What is a waterway?

Attention! Some ditches are now considered as waterways under article 103 of the Loi sur les compétences municipales. The law makes no distinction between regular or intermittent waterways and those created or modified by human intervention.

Consult the following PDF file for the definition of a waterway.