The District is responsible for operating and maintaining all municipal water and wastewater systems (including lagoons) within its six Area Municipalities.
Certified water and wastewater staff operate and maintain:
The District's Water and Wastewater division is broken down into three service areas:
The District's primary role is to supply safe drinking water in accordance with all acts and regulations. This is achieved through the implementation of a Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS) as mandated by regulation. Municipal drinking water is produced at nine drinking water systems, located mainly in urban areas.
Drinking water systems are comprised of:
The District's primary role is to protect the environment and, by association, protect source water for drinking water and the integrity of the surface water within Muskoka, all in accordance with current acts and regulations. Municipal wastewater is treated at nine municipal sewage systems and nine hauled sewage lagoons.
Municipal sewage systems are comprised of:
Lagoons are primarily for the treatment of septic waste generated by all properties within the District not connected to a municipal sewage system.
|This section will vary with information depending on current notices at any given time, i.e. Port Severn Boil Water advisory.|
To arrange for a tour at any of our Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Plants, please contact the Engineering and Public Works Department at 705-645-6764.
WATERMAIN FLUSHING NOTICE:
Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Bala, Baysville, Port Carling MacTier and Port Severn
As part of our regular maintenance program, the District of Muskoka's Public Works Department will be conducting watermain flushing utilizing hydrants from April 25, 2016 to July 1, 2016. This maintenance improves the quality and service of the water system and ensures the proper operation of hydrants.
While the water is safe, the flushing could result in cloudy or coloured water which will clear if a cold water tap is run for a short time. It is recommended that all customers check their water for rust prior to use each day as discolouration of laundry, etc. could occur.
If you have any problems or need assistance in this regard, please call us at 705-645-6764 or 800-281-3483.
Thank you for your co-operation!