Drinking Water in the Town of Picton
The Town of Picton water system provides a supply of potable drinking water to 6,000 people in Picton and over 600 people in the Village of Bloomfield in Prince Edward County.
What is the water source?
Water is drawn from Picton Bay on the Bay of Quinte by one of two intake pipes. The main intake is the south intake and both pipes are shallowly located about 3.3 m from the surface. The water treatment plant was upgraded in 2005
How is the water treated?
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How is the drinking water source protected?
Ontario’s Clean Water Act was created specifically to protect drinking water at the source rather than simply relying on water treatment alone to deliver safe, clean water. Because of scientific work completed under the Clean Water Act, the Town of Picton now has a mapped Intake Protection Zone (IPZ) ( link to what is) that is protected through policies in the Quinte Region Source Protection Plan.(link)