Public Health Ontario provides free microbiological well water testing
services to Ontarians
TORONTO, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The best way to reduce your risk of
drinking contaminated water is to test your well water regularly.
Public Health Ontario provides private well owners free microbiological
water testing so they can continue to monitor their drinking water
"Water testing is an essential service that PHO provides to protect the
health of Ontarians," said Sandy Edelsward, Program Coordinator for
Drinking Water Testing. "It's important that owners test their well
water regularly, as organisms that can cause illness in humans can get
into wells and pose a risk to everyone drinking the water."
Well water comes from ground water sources, so testing is particularly
important after the ice and snow have melted, or following heavy
rainfall or flooding. You should submit samples for regular testing or
if you notice changes to the water's taste, colour or odour.
It just takes a few moments to collect a water sample and send it to PHO
for testing. Testing water quality is easy; simply follow the tips
about collecting and submitting water samples at www.publichealthontario.ca/watertesting or call the PHO Laboratory Customer Service Centre at 1 (877) 604-4567.
Drinking contaminated water can have a range of health impacts, so
monitoring your water will help keep you and your family healthy.
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promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in
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SOURCE: Public Health Ontario
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