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Drinking Water

Drinking water is water that is safe to drink. We use it in our daily lives at home, school, the office, or while out in the community. We use drinking water for a number of things we do each day, including drinking the water itself, brushing our teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, washing dishes, and bathing. In Ontario, we have certain standards that drinking water must meet and are fortunate to have access to clean and safe water.

 
  • A picture of drilled wellPrivate Well Water
    Does your home get water from a well on your property? Have you tested it lately? Learn more about the free water testing that is available.
  • A picture of a water testing kitWater Sample Locations
    Find out where you can pick-up home water testing kits and drop-off the samples you collect. It's free!
  • A picture of a well at a churchSmall Drinking Water Systems
    Do you operate one of these systems? Find out if you do and what you need to know to do it safely.
  • A picture of a kettle on a stove boiling waterBoil Water and Drinking Water Advisories
    Learn the difference between these two types of advisories and what you should do if one of them is issued.
 

What is Middlesex-London Health Unit’s role?

In Ontario, safe drinking water is one of the mandatory programs under the Ontario Public Health Standards which health units are required to deliver to the public.

Public Health Inspectors at the Middlesex-London Health Unit carry out these programs to help prevent and reduce waterborne illness related to drinking water.

Additional Information

For more information on drinking water, please continue to browse this website, or speak to a Public Health Inspector on the Environmental Health Team by calling:

  • 519-663-5317 ext. 2300
 
Date of creation: February 23, 2013
Last modified on: August 24, 2017

 

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