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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Drinking Water

Rental Units

All rental units using a private drinking water supply, whether a Bed & Breakfast (B&B), short-term rental, or cottage, must provide safe drinking water for tenants. 

While registered B&B businesses are inspected by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, short-term rentals are NOT monitored (unless they provide food service) . The owners of these rental units should be able to demonstrate, with a copy of a recent laboratory test result, that the drinking water is safe.

Please note, the public health laboratory only tests for indicators of harmful bacteria and does not identify any chemicals present in the water.

Municipal Water

Municipal water treatment systems are regulated by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks under Ontario Regulation 170/03 (Drinking Water Systems) to ensure the drinking water meets the Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards. If you have questions about your municipal drinking water, please contact your municipality.

Environmental Concerns/Spills

If a member of the public wishes to report an environmental concern please call: 1-866-MOE-TIPS (1-866-663-8477).

Regulatory agencies calling to report a spill under responsibilities of the Environmental Protection Act are to call the Spills Action Centre (SAC) at 1-800-268-6060.

Well Water

For information about ensuring safe water from your drilled or dug well, please go to our Well Water page.

 

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Individuals turning 12 and over in 2021 who have not yet had a first dose, or those who meet the minimum second dose interval are now eligible to attend HPEPH walk-in clinics. To view the schedule, visit the Booking and Eligibility Page.

If you attended a clinic and did not receive an email copy of your vaccination receipt you can download a copy off the provincial booking site at covid19.ontariohealth.ca.

PHARMACY-BASED VACCINATIONS

Individuals turning 12 and over in 2021 can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies. Please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for location and registration information.

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN HPEPH

On Friday, July 16 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario moved to Step 3  of the the Roadmap to Reopen. We must all continue to follow the public health measures, advice and restrictions. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people in Step 3, and distancing must be maintained. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 10 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.