Spring 2012 Well Water Testing - Everything you need to know

Residents who are on a well should test their water regular to ensure their water supply is safe to drink. It is recommended that testing for bacteria is completed three times a year and after major plumbing work. Testing for nitrates is also recommended. In agricultural areas, residents may also wish to test for pesticides, herbicides, gasoline and solvents.
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Ice Safety Awareness: Think twice before venturing onto the ice

The Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition wants to remind residents that when the temperatures go down, awareness of the dangers of being on or around ice and open water needs to go up. When water begins to freeze on rivers, lakes, the Rideau Canal and other open bodies of water it may look solid but is often still dangerous.
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