Public Notices

Canada 150 Skating Day

Sunday December 10, 2017
December 10th, 2017- from 2-4pm at the Deseronto Community Centre (51 Mechanic St. Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0)

Join us on December 10th, 2017 for the coolest skating celebration around! Together, lets skate and celebrate #canada150 at the Deseronto Community Centre from 2-4pm. This will be free event to all!

Activities include:

Public skating from 2-3:30pm (Please bring a helmet)

Off ice-Free Hot Chocolate, Snacks, Crafts, Games, Raffle Prizes, and More!

Bus Tour to Upper Canada Village for the Alight at Night tour

Friday December 08, 2017
Tour includes: transportation in a deluxe highway coach
: a scrumptious turkey dinner with all the trimmings
: you can choose to ride a horse drawn wagon through the village
: stroll through the village all decorated with millions of lights all set for the Christmas season
Departure time is 2:00 PM from the Melrose Ball Diamond parking lot on Dec 8/17
Please call Bonnie Robinson at 343-263-3053 for more details
Space is limited.

Tourism Awards Celebration

Monday October 23, 2017
Media Advisory October 16, 2017
Event: Tourism Awards Celebration Location: The Village Playhouse, Bancroft ON
Date & Time: Monday, October 23, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 8:30pm
Event highlights:
- Doors open at 5:30pm for a mix and mingle cocktail hour and live music
- Presentations begin at 7:15pm, followed by the announcement of the 6th Annual Hastings County Tourism Awards recipients
- Dignitaries to attend: Warden, Rodney Cooney.
For further details, please contact Marketing Coordinator Luisa Sorrentino at 613-966-6712 or
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Source Water Protection and Septic Systems

Thursday April 09, 2015
If you live in a rural area, waste from your home is likely treated in a private on-site septic system.
Septic systems are considered potential threats to our drinking water sources because of the possibility of leaching of contaminants like chemicals and bacteria into ground or surface water.
A well-maintained and properly functioning septic system can provide a safe, reliable way of treating your household waste-water. However, it must be responsibly operated and maintained if it is to work well and safely.
Maintaining your septic system protects you against costly system failure and also protects your family's health, nearby water sources and the environment.
What can you do to protect water if you have a septic system?
There are steps you can take that will protect your investment, your family and nearby drinking water sources.
• Have your septic tank pumped every 3 to 5 years. Keep a record of your pump-out so you will know when to do it again.
• Know the location of your septic tank and bed and protect them from damage. Don't drive over them or construct anything on top.
• Keep trees and shrubs away from your septic system as roots may interfere with its function.
• Do a surface inspection of your septic system at least once a year to ensure that there are no soggy areas or 'break-outs' of sewage on the surface of the ground.
• Be aware of what you put down the drain. Avoid using harsh cleaning products and putting grease or food down your drain.
• Dispose of toxic items at your municipality's household hazardous waste collection. Do not pour paint, pesticides or toxic chemicals down your drain.
• Conserve water and spread your water use out during the week. Do not overload or clog your septic system by doing multiple loads of laundry in one day.
• More...
Maintaining your septic system is like looking after other important parts of your home, such as your roof or windows. It really pays off!
Septic Inspections in the Quinte Region
The Ontario Building Code and the Quinte Region Source Protection Plan require that septic systems are inspected every five years in areas where the operation of a septic system is identified as a significant threat to the municipal water source.
The inspections will be conducted by municipal officials in vulnerable areas close to the municipal water sources of:
• Town of Picton,
• Hamlet of Point Anne in the City of Belleville,
• Peats Point subdivision in Prince Edward County, and the
• Villages of Madoc, Deloro, Tweed and Ameliasburgh.
Inspections will also occur in Madoc Township where septic systems could affect the Village of Madoc wells.

Inspections may be as simple as a visual check conducted during a walk-around of the septic tank and septic bed locations, along with a review of the written records related to the system, such as the date of the last pump-out. If a risk or malfunction is identified then a more comprehensive inspection will be required and may include a septic tank pump out, digging to check performance of the septic bed and in some cases, even the replacement of the septic system.