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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 hpePublicHealth.ca/home/drinking-water.

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

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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 hpePublicHealth.ca. 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
alandy@hpeph.ca

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Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is in Green-Prevent level of the provincial reopening Framework since February 10, 2021.

For details regarding restrictions and precautions applicable to the Green-Prevent level of the province’s reopening Framework, please visit Ontario.ca.

In addition to restrictions outlined by the province, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at HPEPH, has implemented a Class 22 Order, which includes additional precautions in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

HPEPH will continue to update hpePublicHealth.ca to include information for local businesses and residents. Local business owners/operators who are unable to find answers to their questions on our web page are invited to complete our online inquiry form.

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 14 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.