curving creek surrounded by green grass and trees

About Our Area

Chatham-Kent is the only restructured municipality in Ontario that consists of 23 former municipalities. The large rural area surrounds the Community of Chatham with several smaller urban centres throughout. The Thames and Sydenham Rivers both flow through the municipality to eventually outlet into Lake St. Clair. Lake Erie lies to the south.

Excellent Drainage Practices

Municipal drains have existed in Chatham-Kent for more than 140 years. Most of the rural area is farmland with excellent drainage practices. When combined with productive soil types, the result is some of the best farmland in Canada.

For more information on municipal drains visit What is a Municipal Drain?