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Well water sample drop off now available in Apsley

 

July 21, 2017

 

Testing well water regularly keeps you and your family safe

 

Peterborough Public Health and the Township of North Kawartha are pleased to announce a free new courier service starting Tuesday, July 18 that allows county residents to conveniently submit well water samples at the Township Administration office located at 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley, ON.

Water samples from there are picked up Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 and 10 a.m. and brought to the Peterborough Public Health Lab at 99 Hospital Drive for testing.

“Our goal is to make it more convenient for county residents to pick up testing kits and drop off water samples in North Kawartha so they can easily monitor their water quality,” said Atul Jain, Manager of Environmental Health Programs at Peterborough Public Health. “Water quality changes over time, that’s why we recommend testing private wells three to four times a year to prevent health risks. We hope by making this testing service more accessible that residents will test their well water more regularly.”

Water sample kits are free and available at the North Kawartha Township Administrative office located in Apsley. Samples are time sensitive, so residents are encouraged to read the instructions included with each kit carefully. Completed samples should be placed in the water sample fridge located in the office.

Water samples can also be dropped off at the following locations:

• Municipality of Trent Lakes Administrative Office, 760 Peterborough County Road 36 in the upper floor main entrance lobby on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

• Peterborough Public Health between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Fridays.

• Public Health Ontario Laboratory at 99 Hospital Drive between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.