The municipal water systems affected include: Lindsay, Birch Point/Highview Acres, Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Canadiana Shores, King’s Bay, Janetville, Kinmount, Manorview (Bethany), Mariposa Estates, Norland, Pinewood (Pontypool), Sonya, Pleasant Point, Southview Estates, Victoria Glen (Omemee), Victoria Place, Western Trent, Woodfield (Bethany),Woodville and the Woods of Manilla.
Under the restrictions, residents with odd-numbered municipal addresses can water their lawns, flower beds, gardens, trees and shrubs on odd numbered days only, and residents with even numbered addresses can do the same on even- numbered days. Watering can only take place between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. or between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. According to the City of Kawartha Lakes, the restrictions will be in effect until further notice.
Precipitation over the last several months has reached the lowest level in more than ten years.
Recently, as a result, Kawartha Conservation and Lake Simcoe Region Conservation authorities have declared a Low Water Condition within their watershed areas.