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City to begin Mandatory On-Site Sewage Inspection open houses

June 5, 2015 - Beginning June 12, the City’s Sewage System Supervisor will host a series of four open houses to discuss and answer questions about the Source Water Protection and Mandatory On-Site Sewage System Inspection Program.

“These open houses are being presented to advise local home owners that reside around or near specific Municipal Wellheads and Surface Water Intakes about Source Water Protection and the requirements of the Mandatory Sewage System Inspection Program that is beginning in the City of Kawartha Lakes this summer,” explained Sewage System Supervisor Anne Elmhirst. “The Mandatory Sewage System Inspection program will only affect the individuals whose property falls within a designated wellhead or surface water intake threat area.”

The open houses will begin June 12 at the Oakwood Arena and will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Impacted residents including those living in Sonya, Pleasant Point, Mariposa Estates, King’s Bay, Canadiana Shores (Washburn Island), Woodville and Woods of Manilla.

The open houses will continue on June 17 at the Manvers Arena for residents living near Woodfield and Manorview (Bethany), Pinewood (Pontypool) and Janetville.

On June 26 there will be an open house at the Coboconk Service Centre/Community Hall for residents in the Norland, Kinmount, Fenelon and Southview Estates areas.

The open houses will conclude on June 29 at the Bobcaygeon Service Centre for residents of Birch Point, Victoria Place and Victoria Glen.

“This is a great opportunity for residents in the designated areas to come and ask questions and hear details about the program and what it will mean for them,” said Ms. Elmhirst.

Additional information is available on the City website at:


For more information please contact:

Anne Elmhirst
Sewage System Supervisor
705-324-9411 Ext. 1882

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