Municipal Wastewater Systems

The Township of Selwyn owns the infrastructure for the municipal sewer services available in both Lakefield Ward and Woodland Acres subdivision, and has an agreement with Peterborough Utilities Services Inc. to maintain the day-to-day operations of these systems. 

Lakefield Wastewater System

The Lakefield Wastewater Treatment Plant (Lagoon) receives effluent from approximately 1,100 homes and business in the Village of Lakefield, the water is reclaimed and returning it to back to the watershed.

  • 334 sanitary sewer connections
  • 278 sanitary sewer structures
  • 20 km of sanitary sewer collection mains
  • 6 pumping stations 

Woodland Acres (sanitary treated at City of Peterborough Waste Water Treatment Plant)

  • 224 sanitary sewer connections
  • 59 sanitary sewer structures
  • 37 km of sanitary sewer collection mains 

Private Wastewater Systems

Privately owned sewage disposal systems such as privies, leaching pits, cesspools, septic tank systems and holding tanks must be installed and maintained in accordance with the Ontario Building Code. Permits and inspections are required for installations of sewage systems and alterations to buildings or sewage systems under the code. Peterborough Public Health is the agency responsible for privately owned sewage systems in the County and City of Peterborough.


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