Rural living brings with it the opportunity to have your own personal supply of fresh water, and nothing beats the taste of clean, natural groundwater. Generally, groundwater is uncontaminated since the overlying soil acts as a filter. However, for various reasons, well water can become contaminated, so it is important to be aware of all the necessary steps you should take to ensure your family and others are not at risk.
Well water should be tested for bacteria at least three times a year. Here in Ontario you can take your water to the Public Health laboratory for free testing. They will routinely test for coliform bacteria and E.coli. If you suspect chemical contamination you can contact the health unit for more information on that type of testing.
If you are building a new home, hiring a highly-recommended well expert to build your well ensures you meet all the legal requirements of the Wells Regulation of Ontario. Hire a contractor who has a Well Technician License and a Well Contractor License or works for a licensed well contractor. There are many dangers associated with working on a well. For example, someone could fall into the well, and you could encounter explosive gases and even electrocution so it is important to have trained personnel doing the work for you. There are also very specific rules which must be followed when constructing a new well on your property. G. Hart & Sons is licensed by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, and all of their key staff are licensed well technicians.
G. Hart & Sons can also troubleshoot your entire well system.They have a video surveillance system that can go down your well for inspection. They also offer pump testing, well cleaning, jetting, flushing, brushing and acidization. If you need a new pump, they offer a wide variety to suit your needs. They can install and repair pumping equipment for domestic, commercial and municipal wells.
George Hart started the business back in 1936 and G. Hart & Sons is now a 4th generation business managed by Bryan and his wife Brandy, which services the Kawarthas, Durham, York, Peterborough, Haliburton and surrounding areas.
G. Hart & Sons Well Drilling
142 Kawartha Lakes County Road 8, Kawartha Lakes