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

Kennebec Lake Water Sampling

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MOECC Water Analysis Report -2016

Interpreting and Using Water Quality Results by Gray Merriam

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 Relative Water Levels 2006 to July 2017

Kennebec Lake Water Levels: Highs and Lows 2006 to July 2017

Feature Photo: Unusually low water levels reveal rare 'Rock Croc' profile


See also:

Kennebec Lake: State, Care, Planning:
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Kennebec Lake State Care Planning updated Mar-12-2014

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)

Presentation: Water In Water Out Part 2: Water Quality of Surface Water: Monitoring and Protection(approx. 4mb)

Presentation: Water In Water Out Part 3: Ground Water Basics(approx. 3mb)

Presentation: Water In Water Out Part 4: Get Acquainted With Your Well(approx. 3.3mb)


Water level guage at the head of the Salmon River