Drinking Water Testing
Drinking Water safety is an important part of our home/cottage maintenance on Kennebec Lake. It is recommended that property owners have their drinking water sources tested at least 3 times a year, although seasonal owners may reduce that to “first thing in the spring”, and again mid-summer.
Whether your water comes from a well or lake intake, the process is quick and easy, and testing is free. Results can be obtained by phone within 2-3 business days.
Free testing kits & instructions are available locally at KFL&A Health Unit offices at 1130 Elizabeth St, Sharbot Lake, or 14209 Highway 41, Cloyne.
Samples can be dropped off at these same locations (Tuesdays 8:30am-11:30am in Sharbot Lake, Wednesdays 8:30am-11:30am in Cloyne).
Please see the KFL&A website link for further information and instructions:
Kennebec Lake Water Sampling
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In the summer of 2016 Kennebec Lake experienced historically low water levels and was under a "Low Water Conditions Level 3" advisory. For more details see Kennebec Lake Low Water Level Overview
January 6, 2017: The low water level advisory has ended.
Kennebec Lake Low Water Level Advisory ended - January 2017
Kennebec Lake: State, Care, Planning:
Watermark by Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal
Watermark: Film by Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal
Presentation: Water In Water Out Part 1: Overview(approx. 6mb)