Requests for Information from Owners/Tenants on Bacteriologically Unsafe Private Supply

Policy

Category: Safe Water
Subject: Requests for Information from Owners/Tenants on Bacteriologically Unsafe Private Supply
Division: N/A
Policy Number: CA.83.01.101
Effective Date: Mar. 1996

POLICY STATEMENT

It is the policy of the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to provide information and advice to individuals regarding their water quality and to provide remedial recommendations where necessary.

APPROVED BY

Rob Thompson


Procedure

Category: Safe Water
Subject: Requests for Information from Owners/Tenants on Bacteriologically Unsafe Private Supply
Division: N/A
Procedure Number: CA.83.02.101
Effective Date: Mar. 1996

PROCEDURE

  1. Interpret and explain results of the water sample to the owner/tenant as requested. Refer to the Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards as necessary.
  2. The following selection of literature may be provided to assist in remediation if necessary:
  • Ways to Treat Private Well problems (HPD SW (FS)l)
  • Household Drinking Water Filtration Devices (HPD SW(FS)7)
  • Household Drinking Water Disinfection Devices (HPD SW (FS)6)
  • Well Water - Put it to The Test (HPD SW(B) 8)

If the result is adverse, see policy CA.83.01.103 Bacteriological Complaints from Owners/Tenants of Private Supply for corrective measures and further information.

  1. Advise the owner/tenant to sample periodically in future.  Minimum three times per year, spring and fall.

APPROVED BY

Rob Thompson