If you get your water from a well, now’s a good time to get it tested and make sure it’s safe.
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Communications Coordinator Susan Healey says her organization recommends people get their water tested at the start of fall every year.
She says runoff from heavy rainfall over the summer could contaminate your well without you realizing it.
“Bacteria in your well water may not affect the taste or smell of your water,” Healey explains. “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.”
If you want the organization to test your water, you can pick up a sample bottle at the North Grenville Municipal Centre.
You’ll be able to drop the bottle back off once you fill it with water from your well, and it’s completely free to have it tested.