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Well Water Safety

April 19, 2017

Do You Get Your Drinking Water from a Well?

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit can help you ensure that the well water you and your family are drinking is safe.

Spring is a good time to have your well water tested for bacteria. Melting snow and heavy rains may affect the safety of your drinking water. Testing your well water will alert you to any changes in the quality of your drinking water.  The presence of bacteria in your water may act as an early warning sign of health risks associated with drinking contaminated well water. The Health Unit recommends that you test your well water at least three times a year.

Visit our Well Water Sampling section for information on where you can pick up and drop off your free water bottle samples; How to take a sample; How to disinfect your well (if required); along with other drinking water information. For more information call us at 1-800-660-5853 or connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @LGLHealthUnit.


Joan Mays, Manager of Community Health Protection, 613-345-5685
Or Susan Healey, Communications Co-ordinator, 613-802-0550