Health Unit urges well users to get water tested

April 20, 2017 by

HealthUnitLogoThe 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 website ( 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 LGLHealthUnit on Facebook and Twitter.