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.

For information on septic systems permits please see our Building and Sewage System Permits page.

Water Testing

The Seasonal water testing courier service at the Township of North Kawartha has been suspended until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Water bottle testing kits will be made available for pickup Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at the North Kawartha Municipal Office. 

April 9, 2020 - Public Notice #8 - Seasonal Water Testing Courier Service Paused Due to COVID-19

Public Health Ontario - Well Water Testing (Private Drinking Water)
About Well Water Testing - 1.  Take a Well Water Sample 2.  Fill Out the Form 3.  Drop off your Sample 4.  Get and Understand  your results 5.  Protect your Well Water

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health - Well Water

Water bottle testing kits are available for pickup on Monday to Friday 9:00 am -4:30 pm, at the North Kawartha Municipal Office.
Seasonal Water Testing Courier Service at the Township of North Kawartha has been suspended until further notice

Water Sample Drop off locations:
1.  Public Health Ontario Laboratory at 99 Hospital Drive, Peterborough between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m..  Please call 705-743-6811 to confirm
2.  Hastings Prince Edward Public Health located at 1 Manor Lane on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 am-12pm with drop off cooler in front of "The Cafe:.  Please call ahead to ensure the program is still running.  1-613-332-4555.

Should you wish to perform further testing (e.g. nitrates, sodium, fluoride, metals, chemicals), you must contact a private laboratory. Find one in this list of accredited laboratories or call Peterborough Public Health for more information.

 

 

 

 

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