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Well Aware


The rural areas of the Township are serviced by private wells.

Water Supply Wells - Requirements and Best Management Practices

The Ministry of the Environment has released Water Supply Wells - Requirements and Best Management Practices, a comprehensive and helpful manual for industry, regulatory agencies and interested homeowners on understanding requirements of Ontario's Wells regulation (O. Reg. 903 made under the Ontario Water Resources Act).

The manual consists of fifteen chapters and features plain language summaries, illustrations, photographs and best management practices to help readers better understand the regulation and go beyond compliance.

The manual is available on Drinking Water Ontario's Wells Page and on the Ministry of the Environment's website under Technical Publications - Water Wells.

Be Well Aware...

What you don't know about your well... can hurt your family

As a private well owner in Ontario, you are responsible for maintaining your well to prevent contamination. That's the law. A substandard well can put your family's health at risk. And it could cost you thousands of dollars to fix. That's why you need to be a responsible well owner. Know how to recognize well problems - and how to take action to protect your family's drinking water. We can help -