When you’re out having fun this summer, remember that water can be a great source of fun for activities like swimming, and it’s also the best summertime drink for staying hydrated!
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reminds its residents that if you are drinking water from a private well on your property, you can test your well water for free!
Year-round well water testing is free of charge for private residential use. Water is tested for total coliform and E. coli bacteria.
Blue-green algae are microscopic bacteria that occur naturally in fresh water lakes. In warm weather, with the right nutrients and low wind, they can form a large mass called a bloom. Residents and visitors are urged to take a cautious approach, monitor the situation, and protect themselves from potential health risks.
Emergencies occur without warning. If you know severe weather is heading your way plan in advance to have a safe drinking water ready for your family. In an emergency, we recommend you have enough drinking water for at least 72 hours, two litres per person per day.