Safeguarding human health and protecting the natural beauty of Ontario’s water.
Four chemicals we advise testing for:
In addition to e. coli., these four chemicals are important to remove by treatment if they are found above acceptable levels in your well water
This nutrient can come from a few different sources, but the two largest culprits are agriculture and on-site sewage (septic) systems. The Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standard for nitrate is 10 mg/L due to the risk of exposure particularly for infants of methemoglobinemia or “blue baby syndrome”.
Fluoride is naturally occurring in some groundwater deposits, and is also added to municipal drinking water at concentrations between 0.6-0.8 mg/L for the prevention of tooth decay. The Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standard for fluoride is of 1.5 mg/L. Tests results above 1.5 mg/L must be reported to the local health department.
This heavy metal has a famous past, and in present-day is characterized as poison. Lead becomes present in drinking water in Canada as a result of corrosion of lead solder, lead containing brass fittings or lead pipes. Lead poisoning occurred recently in Flint, Michigan after switching to a more corrosive water source: the Flint River.
For over a decade now I have been committed to one cause: helping people get clean water through engineering best practices.
I believe that through the promotion of proper usage and maintenance practices I can help Ontarians get the most from their septics.
I believe every human being has a right to safe drinking water. I believe you have the right to know what’s in your water.