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The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit can help you to ensure that the well water you and your family drink is safe.
At the start of fall, getting your well water tested for bacteria is recommended and it is free. Runoff from heavy rain over the summer may affect the safety of your drinking water. Bacteria in your well water may not affect the taste or smell of your water. Testing your well water is the only way to know for sure if your drinking water is safe to consume or if it is contaminated with bacteria and requires some actions to protect the health of your family. The Health Unit recommends that you test your well water at least three times a year.
Visit the “Drinking Water” section of our website (https://healthunit.org/) for information including:
– where you can pick up and drop off your free water bottle samples,
– a water health factsheet,
– how to take a sample info and video, and
– how to disinfect your well (if required).
For more information or to speak to a health inspector about interpreting your results, call 1-800-660-5853 or connect with @LGLHealthUnit on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).