Lake Kilby Treatment Plant
This division is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and protection of the department's water resources (reservoirs, deep wells, watershed, forestry and fishing programs and the water treatment plant) and for insuring the production and delivery of high quality drinking water through its water quality programs (laboratory, testing, monitoring, and back-flow and cross-connection prevention).
Boating & Fishing
The City of Portsmouth allows fishing/boating in the city’s reservoirs located within the City of Suffolk by the issuance of Annual Fishing Permits. A permit (daily or annual) from the City of Portsmouth is required for fishing or boating on our lakes. Permits are valid for all four lakes.
The four permitted areas are:
- Lake Cohoon
- Lake Kilby (does not have a public access facility)
- Lake Meade
- Lake Speight