1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1
Phone: Dial 311 or
Toll free: 1-866-442-5866
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Many Halton Region residents, living primarily in rural areas, rely on private wells, cisterns or other privately-owned water sources for their drinking water.
Municipal water supplies in cities and towns are maintained and tested by Halton Region. However, privately-owned wells are the responsibility of the homeowner or landowner. It is important that private well water be tested regularly (at least 3 times per year) and that the well is maintained at all times. Well owners may also wish to install additional drinking water disinfection devices to ensure that the water supplied from their wells is safe to drink at all times.
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Private wells can become contaminated with bacteria or chemicals such as nitrates.
Many times the contamination is odourless, colourless, and tasteless.
These can be complex questions. You may need to discuss them with your local public health inspector. To speak with a public health inspector, contact Halton Region.
Only with all these components in place and assessed annually can you have increased confidence in the quality of your drinking water year-round.
Halton Region is not responsible for lost results.
Other Tests - The Health Department will test water for nitrates free of charge. Please contact the Health Department to arrange for a nitrate test.
Although the Health Department does not offer testing for substances other than bacteria or nitrates, public health inspectors are available to advise you about other tests that may be done in relation to a specific health issue.
For problems or questions regarding this site, please email Halton
or dial 311 or 905-825-6000
Toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) | TTY: 905-827-9833
Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .