The infrastructure of Manitouwadge not only serves the current population, it has been designed to accommodate future expansion and growth.
The Manitouwadge Fire department consists of a full-time Chief and Deputy Chief, an Assistant Deputy Chief, 4 Captains and 12 firefighters. All are full trained in the vital areas of fire prevention and suppression, search and rescue, vehicle extraction, water and ice rescue and hazardous materials response.
Police protection is provided by the Ontario Provincial Police with a Sergeant and 5 OPP Constables stationed at the detachment.
Water is supplied by 5 separate wells from a sand and gravel aquifer. It currently has the capacity to easily supply up to 6,000 people.
Residential, commercial and industrial garbage collection services are provided once a week in residential and industrial areas and 4 times weekly for downtown businesses. The landfill is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To ensure our pristine, natural environment is fully protected, the sewage system for the Township of Manitouwadge has been thoroughly updated and designed to accommodate future expansion to serve a population of 7,500.
The Manitouwadge Public Library offers a variety of information, loan materials, resources and programs. Books, information and other materials not on-site are available through an interlibrary loan service providing access to materials across the area, province and country. Additional services include children’s programs, a local history collection, fax and photocopying services, internet access and more.