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Well Water Warning Due to Flooding

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/Friday, May 3, 2019 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health warns the risk of contamination to wells is high in flooding situations. If you suspect your well is impacted by flooding DO NOT DRINK THE WATER.

  • Use an alternate known safe drinking water source, e.g. bottled water, for drinking and other domestic purposes.
  • Test your drinking water once flood levels have receded.
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health can provide instructions on how to disinfect your well after flood waters recede.

This warning does not apply to municipal drinking water systems.

For any questions related to water visit our Water Questions Answered Tool at

For more information please visit Hastings Prince Edward Public Health’s website at or call 613-966-5500.


About Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is a public health agency that serves the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward from four local offices. We monitor the health of our local population, deliver programs and services within our communities, and help develop healthy public policies. We provide information and support in many areas to help improve the health and well-being of our residents. Together with our communities, we help people become as healthy as they can be. For more information, please visit You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Media Contact:

Andrew Landy, Senior Public Health Inspector
613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803 ext. 249

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