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The Municipality of Bluewater is taking proactive steps to limit the potential spread of COVID-19
within our communities.  The situation is constantly being assessed and any new information regarding
impacts to municipal services will be provided.

Thank you for everyone’s effort to keep our communities safe in response to  COVID-19.  Physical distancing, including self-monitoring and self-isolation are public health measures that can delay and decrease the number of cases.

People are urged to continue following the guidance of Huron Perth Public Health. Their Health Line intake phone line (1-888-221-2133) is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Calls left as phone messages on Sunday will be dealt with on the next business day.

Most of Ontario is now in Stage 3 of reopening and the provincial declaration of emergency has
ended, the new Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act provides the flexibility to address the  ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak with some emergency orders to remain in effect.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have the authority to uphold federal and provincial orders (laws).
If you have concerns about an order violation and would like to make a report please call the Ontario Provincial Police non-emergency line at 1-888-310-1122 not 911.  It is essential to ensure that 911 lines are open in order for responses to be generated to emergencies that need immediate actions from fire, police or paramedics.


Bluewater beaches are currently open for all activities, but some beach access points are closed, due to erosion.  Please note that all regular safety protocols (staying 6 feet apart and frequent hand washing) remain in place.

Public washrooms at the Bayfield Library, the Hensall Pavilion and the Zurich Park are open.

Playground equipment is  open.

The municipal office has suspended all in-person services.  All municipal departments are available by phone or email for inquiries. 

For tax and utility payments, please use one of the alternate payment methods as noted on the tax and utility payment pages which can be accessed by clicking on the following links:

Property Tax Payment Information
Utility Payment Information

Payments can be dropped in the mail slot of the municipal office. 

Please click on the following link to view the Planning, Building and By-law Enforcement Department Services update:  Development Services Department Update   

The Hensall and Zurich Arena's will be open as of September 21st.   Contact your local community centre for rental information and available ice times:

Hensall Community Centre:  519-262-3206
Zurich Community Centre:  519-236-4969

Council and staff are committed to providing essential municipal services to our communities.  For a list of municipal contacts, please visit our Contact  page.   


Health Canada
Province of Ontario
Canada's Economic Response Plan
COVID-19 Self Assessment and Alert Mobile App

Huron-Perth Enters Stage 3 of Ontario's Reopening 
HPPH Instructions re Use of Masks / Downloadable Signage for Mandatory Face Coverings
Huron County Online Business Map

Risk Mitigation Tools for Gatherings and Events

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to limit exposure to the COVID-19.

General Inquiries

p: 519-236-4351 or 1-877-236-4351
f: 519-236-4329

Municipal Office:
14 Mill Avenue

Development Services Office:
23 Goshen Street North

Mailing Address:
Municipality of Bluewater
14 Mill Avenue, Box 250

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


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