Horseshoe Lake Property Owners Association (HLPOA)

Healthy Septic Systems

By now most of us have had our Septic Inspection, mandated by the Township of Minden Hills. Your inspecition would have provided an indication of what steps are required to address any anomalies in your septic system. We all need to bear in mind that whatever goes into our septic systems, will affect the water that flows underground into the lake.  Education and prudence is key.

To learn more, click here to view the presentation from our 2022 AGM that explains how Septic Systems work.

Another great resource can be found on the FOCA website:

What can you do to help?

 Treat your Septic System with Respect. Share information with your family, guests and renters about best practices for a healthy Septic System.  Click here for a 1 page PDF that outlines the Do’s and Don’ts below:'s%20and%20don'ts.pdf


  • Familiarize yourself of your Septic System
  • Keep records of pump outs, maintenance etc.
  • Pump out your system on a REGULAR basis to reduce nutrient flows into the lake.  The frequency will depend on its use and size
  • Create a good vegetation buffer between your septic and our lake
  • Comply with the 2022 Septic Inspection Report and fix any issues ASAP

DON’T put into your Septic System ie your drains and toilets

  • Anti-bacterial or harsh chemical products
  • Cooking oils & grease
  • Hazardous waste
  • ‘flushable’ wipes or other sanitary products  AND

                            Don’t treat it as a ‘garbage bin’!

Horseshoe Lake Property Owners Association
P.O. Box 3, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0

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The HLPOA acknowledge the lands and waters on which we meet, are the traditional homelands of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples. Our beautiful lakes are fed from the north and flow to the south. We therefore acknowledge the Algonquin and Mississauga peoples as well as the governance of the Williams Treaties. We wish to express gratitude to Mother Earth, the resources we are using, and honour all Indigenous people who have been and continue to live on these lands.


Horseshoe Lake Property Owners association is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion in which every member, their family and friends are treated with respect and dignity.

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