Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Well Water Warning
DO NOT DRINK WELL WATER in flood areas
The risk of contamination to wells is high in flooding situations. If you even suspect your well is impacted by flooding DO NOT DRINK THE WATER. This warning does not apply to municipal drinking water systems.
Use an alternate water source, e.g. bottled water, for drinking and other domestic purposes.
Test your drinking water once flood levels have receded.
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health can provide instructions on how to disinfect your well after flood waters recede.
For more information please visit Hastings Prince Edward Public Health’s website at www.hpepublichealth.ca or call 613-966-5500.