Halton Region is committed to ensuring that all residents in Halton have access to safe drinking water. We are responsible for the operation and maintenance of all municipal water supplies in Halton, and through Halton's owned and operated water purification plants we deliver safe, high quality drinking water. However, for residents who rely on private wells for their water supply, Halton's Health Department offers water testing and information sessions for private well owners so you can ensure your water is safe. As part of our on-going program to provide information and education about private well maintenance to well owners, Halton Region will be hosting two Well Water Information Sessions on Wednesday, April 18, at the Limehouse Memorial Hall (12389 Fifth Line), and Wednesday, April 25 at the Nassagaweya Community Centre (11264 Guelph Line). The sessions will be open to the public from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. At the Well Water Information Sessions, private well owners will have the opportunity to gain valuable information regarding well water quality, well construction and maintenance, water treatment systems and water conservation. You are invited to have your well water tested for nitrate at no charge by bringing a
sterilized jar containing at least one cup of drinking water. If you already have an approved water sample bottle supplied by the Health Department, it can be dropped off and sent for bacteria testing. Public Health Inspectors and other related professionals in the water industry will also be available at the Information Session to answer questions concerning well water quality. Information will also be provided on the results of the Halton Region Rural Drinking Water Study, conducted in 2006. Through attending these sessions, you will be more informed about ensuring the safety of your well water. If you would like more information, please visit our website at www.halton.ca/health, or call us at 905-825-6000, toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866).