Water and Wastewater
There are approximately 660 municipal residential drinking water systems registered with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) that supply drinking water to more than 80 per cent of the homes in Ontario. The safety of drinking water depends on multiple factors including but not limited to: water source protection from contamination, frequent and inclusive testing, effective treatment, continual and vigilant monitoring, the training and competence of employees and a secure distribution system. This multi barrier concept in which coagulation, filtration and chlorine disinfection combine to physically remove and inactivate disease-causing organisms is monitored by continuous analyzers ensures that the drinking water in the City of Kawartha Lakes is safe to drink. It is because of this commitment to excellence that the City of Kawartha Lakes continues to provide safe and reliable drinking water to its residents, businesses and visitors.