Kawartha Lakes - Economic Development
Cities Bethany Burnt River Bobcaygeon Cameron Coboconk Fenelon Falls Janetville Kinmount Kirkfield Lindsay Little Britain Norland Oakwood Omemee Pontypool Rosedale Sebright Woodville

Water Profiles

Logo for the Centre of Alternative Wastewater Treatment The Centre for Alternative Wasterwater Treatment(CAWT) at Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario is an internationally recognized research institute committed to excellence in research and education.
The CAWT conducts research in the areas of Water and Wastewater treatment science and communicates results in high quality publications. The Centre continues to expand research capacity and productivity of time.
The Centre fosters collaborative research partnerships with universities, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector, and engages in opportunities to enhance student learning through the integration of applied research activities in student curricula.


 Kawartha Conservation Authority LogoThe Kawartha Conservation Authority is a watershed-based, non-profit organization established in 1979 under the Ontario Conservation Authorities Act.  They are one of 36 Conservation authorities operating in Ontario.  Their focus is outstanding water quality and quantity management, supported by healthy landscapes through planning, stewardship and science.  The watershed covers 2,563 square kilometres in an area roughly bounded by Kinmount to the north, Manilla to the west, Omemee to the east and Port Perry to the South.  Five major lakes and five river or stream systems drain through this area.  Thier head office is located in the Ken Reid Conservation Area, just north of Lindsay.

 Ontario Clean Water Agency Logo

OCWA is an operational enterprise agency established in 1993 under the Capital Investment Plan Act (CIPA). The Agency's mandate is to provide water and sewage works and related services to protect human health and the environment. Its powers, mandate and governance requirements are outlined in CIPA.

OCWA is administered by a Board of Directors, the members of which are appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council on the recommendation of the Premier and the Minister of the Environment. Comprised of both public servants and independent members, OCWA's Board is responsible for the overall supervision of the affairs of the Agency including setting strategic direction, monitoring agency performance and ensuring appropriate systems and controls are in pace for the proper administration of the Agency in accordance with the Agency's governing documents. The Board is accountable to the Provincial Legislature through the Minister of the Environment (MOE).

OCWA operates more municipal water and wastewater facilities in Ontario than any other operating authority. The Agency is responsible for the Operations and Maintenance of over 700 water and wastewater treatment facilities and associated systems throughout Ontario. OCWA operates facilities ranging in size from small wells and pumping stations to large-scale urban water and wastewater systems.

OCWA manages several municipal water and wastewater facilities throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes.


 Murrenhil Company Logo 

Clean, safe water is vital for the health and well-being of our planet now and in the future. Yet, without the critical resources to prevent the devastating ecological effects of contamination from oil spills, our water supply is at great risk.

Murrenhil Corporation is dedicated to the sustainable development of environmental protection technology for use worldwide. To help protect the planet's water, Murrenhil developed the ROC BarrierTM - the world's fastest first response oil containment system. ROC Barrier has been designed to reach and trap an oil spill within minutes, protecting our oceans, lakes, rivers, streams and shorelines from environmental disaster.

In 2013, they launched ROC Oil Cling Pads™. Each pad has perforated holes, when placed on a spill, the oil migrates inside, covering each ply and all surfaces of the pad. Each ROC Oil Cling Pad uniquely holds oil in the pad when removed from the water. They can also clean up spills on land, or in your garage.

Watch this video to learn more about the ROC Barrier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dztqpm4mtSo

180 Kent St. W, Lindsay, Ontario  K9V 2Y6
Phone 705-324-9411
Toll Free 1-866-397-6673

Link to City of Kawartha LakesLink to City of Kawartha Lakes Tourismlink to KLSBEC.ca