What Does Phosphorus do to our Lake?

It feeds algae and weed growth resulting in:

  • Loss of fish and other animal populations
  • Green and cloudy lakes which discourage swimming, boating and fishing
  • Lowering of property values
  • Greater expense for drinking water filtration

What can we do?

Start reading labels before you buy products like detergents, soaps and shampoos and fertilizers.  To help, here is a list of some common phosphate free products.  There is a lot of literature on the Internet and lots of new phosphate-free products being introduced every day.  Read the labels and help us keep our lake safe.

List of products that are phosphate-free

Laundry Stain Removers:

  • Spray ‘n’ Wash
  • Tide to go

Liquid Laundry Detergents

  • Cheer
  • Gain
  • Ivory
  • Purex
  • Sunlight
  • Tide
  • Zero

Bathroom Cleaners

  • Comet
  • Easy-off
  • Scrub-Free
  • Tilex

Dishwasher Detergents

  • BioVert Liquid (Jean Coutu)
  • Biobotanical
  • Ecover
  • Method (Shoppers Drug Mart)
  • Nature Clean (Home Hardware)

All-purpose Cleaners

  • Pine Sol
  • Windex multi-surface

Glass Cleaners

  • Windex

Toilet Bowl Cleaners

  • Toilet Duck

Liquid Dish Soap

  • Dove
  • Ivory
  • Palmolive
  • Sunlight

Soap Pads

  • Scotch-brite
  • SOS


  • Canadian Tire
  • Rona