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Drinking Water System

Drinking waterThe Municipality of North Grenville provides clean, safe drinking water, within Kemptville and to designated subdivisions, that is continuously tested from where the raw water enters our treatment plants to production, distribution and the taps. Standards for drinking water quality are set and enforced by the Province through various regulations and pieces of legislation so when you turn on your tap for a glass of cold water, be assured that you can do so with complete confidence that what you are drinking is clean and safe.

Water Main Flushing Program

Each year, Kemptville’s water mains are flushed to remove sediment and maintain high quality drinking water. Residents will be advised when water main flushing is due to occur (every spring and fall).

During the flushing, some water discolouration can be expected, along with short periods of low water pressure. To prevent any staining, it is advised to run the cold tap until the water is clear. Businesses such as laundromats, beauty salons, hotels, hospitals and restaurants can contact the Water & Wastewater Division for further details.

Water Meter Replacement Program

The Municipality will be in the process of replacing water meters over the next four years. Since most of the existing meters were installed in 2000-2001, they have reached the end of their life expectancy. Residents and/or businesses will be contacted by the Municipality when their meter is scheduled for replacement.

Be Cautious of Door-to-Door Sales and Water Testing

The Municipality does not conduct door-to-door sales of any kind and does not sell, market or endorse any products. This includes companies offering health-based tests on Kemptville’s drinking water quality.

Drinking Water Source Protection

Learn more about protecting your drinking water whether it comes from a well or a Municipal supply by visiting one of the sites below:

Water/Waste Water Contact

  • Finley, Mike

    Superintendent of Environmental Services

    613-258-9569 ext 139

  • Macpherson, Karen

    Water Wastewater Clerk

    613-258-9569 ext 104

  • Emergency After Hours Contact:
    613-787-5651
    (After-hours is 4:30pm to 8:00am – only for emergencies)