Municipal Drainage

RC Spencer Associates has four licensed Drainage Engineers:
Dennis McCready, B.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Stephen Jahns, P.Eng., CET
Shane Lafontaine, M.Eng., P.Eng.
Marvel Hormiz, P.Eng.

Hickey Municipal Drain Access Bridge

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Access Bridge over Wilfred Bondy Drain, Dave Mailloux Bridge

Town of Amherstburg

North Kent Wind Farm Culverts

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Seventh Concession Road Drain South – Jon Parks Access Bridge

Town of Amherstburg

Wellwood Municipal Drain

Town of Tecumseh


Division Road Drain, Bridge Report

Town of Kingsville

Drieger Municipal Drain

Municipality of Leamington

New Access Bridges on Wilcox Municipal Drain

Town of Lakeshore

Esseltine Municipal Drain – Drainage Report

RC Spencer Associates Inc. was appointed by the Town of Kingsville to prepare an Engineer’s Report under Section 78 of the Drainage Act for the repair and improvement of the Esseltine Drain. 

RC Spencer Associates Inc. carried out the detailed topographic survey, hydrologic analyses, engineering design, cost estimates, public consultation meetings and preparation of the final schedule of assessment, drawings and specifications for the Drainage Report.

The watershed for the Esseltine Drain includes nearly 300 hectares of land with 447 assessed properties. Considering the magnitude of the project and the number of assessed properties, RC Spencer Associates developed a rigorous consultation program which managed virtually all of the ratepayers' concerns during the Consideration and Court of Revision stages of the project. Despite a three-day sitting, to consider three appeals, the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal denied all appeals based on the evidence presented by RC Spencer Associates Inc

This project is the largest drainage improvement project to be carried out under the Drainage Act in Windsor-Essex County.

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Dennis joined RC Spencer Associates Inc. in 2016 as a senior engineer and municipal drainage specialist after nearly 40 years of consulting engineering experience.  Mr. McCready was a Senior Water Resources Engineer at Todgham and Case Associates Inc. for 31 years (Vice President) and then with Dillon Consulting Ltd. for 8 years.  Mr. McCready has completed hundreds of municipal drainage reports under the “The Drainage Act” for Chatham-Kent and several municipalities in Lambton County, Essex County, Elgin County and Middlesex County.  He has held various positions on the Executive of the Kent County Chapter of APEO.