Wells and Septic Systems

Please note the Township of North Kawartha does not have municipal water or sewer services. It is only private wells and septic systems. Installation and maintenance of private wells and septic systems are the responsibility of the property owner.

Septic System Permits

As of May 20, 2014 the Township of North Kawartha assumed the responsibility for issuing sewage disposal system permits.

You will require a Sewage Disposal System permit whenever you wish to construct, install or modify a sewage disposal system (septic).

Application for a Sewage Disposal System

Procedure for an Application for a Sewage Disposal System

Other general information regarding sewage disposal systems (septics)

Your Septic System, Friend or Foe (Peterborough County-City Health Unit)

Septic 101 (Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association)

DockTalk Septic Maintenance (Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Association) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI00kFdwcKM

Water Testing

If you would like to test your water, you can pick up a water testing bottle from the municipal office during regular office hours. Please note that we do not do water testing here, water samples must be taken to the Provincial Health lab in Peterborough or the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit in Bancroft.  The Township of North Kawartha will deliver water samples to the Provincial Health Lab in Peterborough on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The sample must be taken fresh and delivered to the Municipal Office between 9 and 10 am on Tuesday or Thursday.

For questions about your well please visit the Peterborough City County Health Unit website or call the PPHU at 705-743-1000.

Water Well Sample Drop Off

Township of North Kawartha Municipal Office
280 Burleigh Street
Apsley, Ontario
Tuesday's and Thursday's from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Peterborough Provincial Health Lab
99 Hospital Drive
Peterborough, Ontario

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
1 Manor Lane, Unit 1, 2nd Floor
Bancroft, Ontario
K0L 1C0
613-332- 4555
Tuesday's and Thursday's from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM


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