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Notice of watermain flushing in Kawartha Lakes

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May 16, 2016 - KAWARTHA LAKES - The City of Kawartha Lakes wishes to inform residents that the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) will be undertaking their annual spring watermain flushing from May 17 through the end of June.

Flushing will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Scheduled locations to be flushed during this period:

Location                             Projected Date*
Western Trent                         May 17
Kings Bay                                May 17
Omemee                                 May 18
Birch Point                               May 18
Canadiana Shores                May 18
Norland                    Week of May 23
Kinmount                 Week of May 23
Pleasant Point                        May 25
Southview Estates                 May 30
Woodville                                June 06
Manorview                              June 07
Woodfield                               June 07
Janetville                                June 09
Pinewood                              June 14
Sonya                                     June 16
Manilla                                   June 21

* Please note that specified dates may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

The flushing of water mains is necessary to remove sediment that gradually deposit in the pipes over time. During the flushing period residents are advised to avoid using water and place their filters, softeners and other water treatment equipment in ‘by-pass’ mode. During the flushing period the water will remain safe and potable however, there may be brief periods of discoloration, cloudiness and temporary pressure fluctuations.

After the flushing is completed we advise residents to clear their water lines. To do this simply let your cold water tap (remove screens/aerators on tap) closest to the incoming water line, run until the water flows clear prior to returning the water treatment equipment back on line.

The City of Kawartha Lakes appreciates the co-operation of all home and property owners during the annual spring flushing program.


For information please contact:
Helena Milchin-Raposo
Contract Coordinator Water/Wastewater
705-324-9411 extension 1124

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