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Reminder to residents that Water Restrictions remain in effect

KAWARTHA LAKES– On August 12, Phase-One Water Restrictions were implemented across Kawartha Lakes. Due to extended drought and resultant low water levels throughout the area, residents are reminded that the restrictions remain in effect.

The following Municipal Drinking Water Systems are on Phase-One Water Restrictions:

Lindsay
Birch Point/Highview Acres                                   Bobcaygeon
Canadiana Shores                                                  Fenelon Falls
Janetville                                                                   King’s Bay
Kinmount                                                                   Manorview (Bethany)
Mariposa Estates                                                     Norland
Pinewood (Pontypool)                                            Pleasant Point
Sonya                                                                        Southview Estates
Victoria Glen (Omemee)                                         Victoria Place
Western Trent                                                           Woodfield (Bethany)
Woods of Manilla                                                     Woodville     

In Accordance With BY-LAW 2011-260 Phase-One Water Restrictions include:

  • Residents with odd-numbered municipal addresses can water their lawns, flower beds, gardens, trees and shrubs on odd numbered days only
  • Residents with even-numbered municipal addresses can water their lawns, flower beds, gardens, trees and shrubs on even numbered days only
  • Watering can only take place between 6 am – 9 am or 7 pm – 10 pm

Although rain is in the forecast for the next several days, it will not be enough to bring water levels up to the normal seasonal level.  Restrictions are in effect until further notice. 

Water Conservation

Precipitation over the last several months has reached the lowest level in more than ten years. As a result, Kawartha Conservation has recently declared a Low Water Condition within its watershed.

Residential, agricultural and commercial water users on both municipal systems and private wells are asked to do their part to voluntarily conserve water. Using water faster than it can replenish itself will lead to serious water shortages in the future.  

Questions can be directed to David Kerr, Manager of Environmental Services 705-324-9411 extension 1118 or Amber Hayter, Supervisor of Environmental Services at extension 1120. 

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For more information about this project please contact:

David Kerr
Manager of Environmental Services
705-324-9411 extension 1118
dkerr@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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