Health and Safety Tip: Drinking water that has harmful bacteria in it can make you sick.
It is a change of season and those on private well systems are encouraged to test their drinking water. Testing for bacteria is done FREE of charge. The Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit provides information on free water testing.
There are several convenient locations for picking up water sampling bottles, with directions, and drop off times and places for testing. For example bottles can be picked up at the Minden Hills Library and dropped off for testing between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. See below for more information.
Link to HKPR Health Unit