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Northwestern Health Unit
Safe Water

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Carries out provincial legislation for safe drinking water by providing information and services that ensure public safety of drinking water and swimming areas
  • Conducts inspections and assessments of small drinking water systems
  • Advises owners/operators on steps to be taken to ensure safety of drinking water including water treatment, testing and training
  • Supports municipal water works to announce boil water advisories when health risk is indicated and reviews lab testing to determine when water is safe
  • Monitors the quality of municipal water supplies; water sample shipment schedule located online
  • Provides information on water treatment and alternative methods
  • Investigates drinking water complaints and related illnesses
  • Inspects public facilities including beaches, spas, swimming pools, and whirlpools
  • Posts public swimming advisories when water is unsafe
Comments
  • Health Hazard is a 24-hour line to report health hazards
  • To determine if an individual is under municipal water system or owner/operator of small drinking water system contact Public Health Inspector
  • Public facilities not served by municipal water could constitute ownership/operation of a small drinking water system and can include churches, community centres, gas stations, libraries, motels, restaurants, seasonal trailer parks and summer camps
  • Public Health Inspectors located at Dryden, Fort Frances and Kenora offices
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility
No restrictions
Application Process
No application process
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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