If you live in Carlisle, Freelton, Greensville or Lynden, your water comes from the groundwater in an aquifer. Groundwater is formed when rain and other precipitation moves down through the soil, sediment and rock until it reaches the water table. In Carlisle and Freelton, water is pumped and stored in water towers.
The Carlisle water supply system consists of four wells, one elevated water storage tank, treatment, sampling and analysis, which services a population of approximately 1,833 people.
The Freelton water supply system consists of two wells, one elevated water storage tank, treatment, sampling and analysis which services a population of approximately 800 people.
The Greensville water supply system consists of one well, one well station, treatment, sampling and analysis which services a population of approximately 108 people.
The Lynden ground water supply system consists of one well, one well station, treatment, sampling and analysis which services a population of approximately 390 people.
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
As part of a pilot project, Hamilton Water will be transitioning Carlisle, Freelton, Greensville and Lynden from a manual water meter reading system to an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system. This reliable and proven technology will allow us to provide more accurate reads and better customer service and support to your community.
Low Level Water Conditions
A Low Level Water Condition is declared due to lack of rainfall and low flows in local rivers and streams. Under these conditions there is a potential for water supply problems. The Low Water levels are set out in the Ontario Low Water Response Plan when watershed conditions are less than a certain threshold. A combination of below average precipitation along with hot summer temperatures can result in the water levels dropping below normal. In this case a Low Level Water Condition will be issued for your watershed.
Many rural residents rely on private wells and cisterns as their drinking water source. With an estimated 10,000 private wells and cisterns in use in Hamilton, it is important that we take care of this drinking water source. The condition of private water wells and safety of its water is the responsibility of the well owner.
Source Water Protection
As part of a community that relies on ground water as their source of drinking water you are considered a vulnerable area. Source water protection ensures water resources such as lakes, rivers and groundwater are protected from contamination or overuse.
The City of Hamilton takes water from Lake Ontario then filters, cleans and treats it to supply Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Dundas, Ancaster, Waterdown, parts of Flamborough and Glanbrook with safe drinking water. The City also provides treated water to parts of Haldimand County and Halton.
Drinking Water Reports
These reports contain information specific to your drinking water system including the monthly water production and results of the testing that is done.
The City of Hamilton strives to protect its groundwater source, as it is your source of water. It is important to remember that your water is supplied through groundwater from an aquifer. It is not an unlimited source. Below are some different ways to help conserve water and protect the aquifer.
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