York Region (Region of)

Site: Administrative Centre

Service: Beach Water and Private Well Water Testing

Record Details
Alternate Name Region of York ; Regional Municipality of York ; York Region
Office Phone 905-895-1231 * Automated: 905-830-4444
Toll Free Phone 1-877-464-9675
E-Mail accessyork@york.ca
Website www.york.ca
Funding Regional / Municipal
Description (Service) Carries out regular beach water sampling and reporting in the summer time and private well water testing;

Beach water sampling monitors beach water at several beach locations in York Region in summer months to make sure it is safe for swimming * if results indicate not safe for swimming signs are posted at the beach and results are posted on website for the public;

Private well water testing provides information on private wells and water sample bottles, forms and information for residents who own private well * sample bottles are available for pick up and drop off at several locations * samples are sent to Public Health Ontario Laboratories to be tested for bacteria and results can be received by telephone, mail or can be picked up directly from the Public Health Ontario Laboratories * well water should be tested regularly for bacteria * it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain and monitor their well ;

Hours see website for information on locations for well water testing bottle pickup and dropoff * phone hours 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility private well water testing for private well property owners in York Region
Application See website for complete list of well water testing sample bottles pickup and dropoff locations * the data sheet that accompanies the sample bottle must be completed or your water will not be tested * sample results through the mail in five to 10 business days or by pick up at 661 University Avenue, 17th floor reception or by calling 1-877-723-3426 and entering the PIN number from your sample bottle, or TTY 1-866-828-2238 (for the deaf or hard of hearing)
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Located In Community Newmarket
Address & Map
17250 Yonge St
Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Public Health Advisories ; Water Quality Assurance


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