Private Drinking Water Well Testing Program Extended
January 18, 2022
The Ministry of Health, Interior Health, Fraser Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory are offering bacteriological testing (i.e., E. coli) for private drinking water wells affected by the recent flooding events
In flood-impacted areas, well water should be considered not fit for human consumption until the well is assessed and the water is disinfected and tested.
Testing will help well owners determine the bacteriological quality of their water and thus, suitability for human consumption
The program has been extended to January 31, 2022.
Who is eligible?
To qualify, one of the following criteria must be met:
- The well must be located in an area directly impacted by flooding during the 2021 atmospheric river events. This may include those private well owners impacted by an evacuation order or an evacuation alert
- The well is at increased risk of contamination due to an emergency order authorizing an application of liquid manure in the vicinity of their well
Fraser Health Authority
Please send an email to HPLand@fraserhealth.ca. Fraser Health will reach out to the homeowners and provide specific information for drop off and pick up at their local Health Units. Questions may also go to this e-mail address.
Learn more at https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/Private-Well-Testing