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Flooding and Well Water Safety

After flooding, private well owners should take actions to ensure their well water is safe for consumption. When a water supply well has been affected by flood waters, the water within the well may be contaminated with bacteria or other microorganisms that can cause serious illness in humans and pets. If you believe that your well has been contaminated, discontinue using your  well water for drinking and cooking purposes, and use only disinfected or boiled water.

Assess the Condition of Your Well

Repair the Damage

Disinfect Your Well

Basic Water Testing

For more information, contact the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577 and speak with the Public Health Inspector.

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Flooded Wells and Septic Systems