Local Ground Water Monitoring Wells Test Higher Than Normal For Sodium
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Grey Bruce Health Unit received notice from the Provincial Ground
Monitoring Network (PGMN) that water samples taken from monitoring wells
in the vicinity of Tiverton (Lot 2, Concession 1) and Walkerton (Brant
Township, Lot 1, Concession 1) show test results higher than normal for
levels of sodium in the ground water aquifer. These sodium
concentrations are slightly above the accepted parameters identified in
the Ontario Drinking Water Standards.
Municipal water systems, governed under the Safe
Drinking Water Act, 2002, are not part of this program.
Homeowners near these monitoring wells, who use private water wells for
drinking water purposes, are encouraged to have their wells tested for
sodium. Public Health does not provide a water testing service for
sodium. Local telephone business directories list private water testing
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Friday, November 13, 2009