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This is a resource page for rural properties and those with waterfront. Here you will find more information on a variety of stewardship topics to help protect your home and surrounding environment. 

 Septic and Well Care

Proper care and maintenance for your home's well and septic will help improve the longevity and delivery of these services.

Find more information on Caring For Your Well and Caring For Your Septic through our website. 

DYK - It is the homeowners responsibility to test their drinking water to make sure it is safe for consumption. 

Water Hauling 

If you typically experience drought, you may want to consider purchasing a water storage unit, like a cistern, and consider water hauling services to relief the demand on your well. 


Cost-sharing programs:

  • Landowner Incentives - Visit our Bay of Quinte Remedial Action page to learn about landowner cost-sharing incentives for livestock fencing, erosion and water quality improvement projects, planting opportunities and more. 
  • Tree Seedling Program - Planning to restore an area of your property back to forest with the planting of at least 500 trees? You may be eligible for a subsidized tree-planting program. 
  • Shoreline Planting Program - If your residential or agricultural property is on waterfront, you may be eligible for a subsidized shoreline-planting program or shoreline planting kit. 

Pests and Invasive Species: 

Additional Resources: 

  • Solutions for shoreline erosion - A basic guide to bioengineering. Learn about shoreline erosion and the methods you can take to help prevent it on your property. 
  • Healthy Waterfronts - A shoreline property owners guide. Use this guide to learn more about the ecology the land and best stewardship practices you can take to help protect and preserve your property.
  • Lake Protection Workbook - A self assessment tool for shoreline property owners. Use this workbook to self-assess whether activities and uses on your property are protecting your lake.
  • Boat Wakes - A brochure on boaters etiquette. Learn more about recommended speeds and other ways your boating activities can impact shorelines, wildlife, and other lake users. 
Water Conservation

 Learn more about Climate Change and the simple things you can do at home to conserve water on our Climate Change page. 

 Water Levels

Quinte Conservation monitors water levels, rainfall, and snow melt to assess flood and drought conditions.

Did you know you can find in-real-time data on our Water Levels page? Learn more about Lake Ontario Levels, River Flows, or to launch the Water Levels GIS Viewer.