KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes has lifted the Phase One Water Restrictions in place for the Bobcaygeon Drinking Water System.
Phase One Restrictions were put in place earlier this year due to work being done on the Bobcaygeon Water Tower
Ontario Clean Water Agency, OCWA, acting as the operation and maintenance contractor of selected water and wastewater facilities owned by the City of Kawartha Lakes, retained Landmark Municipal Services to undertake an inspection of the Bobcaygeon Water Tower in 2018. The inspection identified the interior coating system to be in poor condition with corrosion throughout the interior of the tank. The inspection report recommended that the rehabilitation works and safety issues be completed and corrected in the next couple of years to avoid further deterioration of the tank.
This project involved the recoating and rehabilitation of the interior of the Bobcaygeon Tower Tank and minor recoating and repairs to the exterior, including but not limited to:
- Remove existing interior coating of tank and apply a new coating system on the interior surface
- Recoat roof handrail and hatches on the Tank
- Install new fall arrest system on various ladders and other safety upgrades to meet current standards
- Open the exterior cladding at selected locations in order to inspect the exterior coating system
The water restrictions began on August 9th. Project cost is estimated to be $957,000.