Water & Sewer

Community Wells

LOW LEVEL 1 WATER CONDITION

Greensville is currently in a Low Level 1 Water Condition
Learn more about the low level water conditions in Greensville

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.

Carlisle

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. 

Freelton

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.

Greensville

The Greensville water supply system consists of one well, one well station, treatment, sampling and analysis which services a population of approximately 108 people.

Lynden

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.

Additional Information

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.

Learn more about Advanced Metering Infrastructure

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.

Learn more about Low Level Water Conditions

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.

Learn more about testing and maintaining your private well or cistern, as well as information on available funding for decommissioning abandoned wells.

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.

Learn more about the source water protection plan, policies and what you can do to help protect your water source.

The City provides treated water to residents in communities that use groundwater as their drinking water source.

Learn more about the water treatment process for your community

These reports contain information specific to your drinking water system including the monthly water production and results of the testing that is done.

View the annual drinking water reports

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.