Private wells in north Dufferin County more susceptible to contamination than rest of WDGPH

Article originally posted on, written by Chris Halliday

For those drinking water from a private well in the north end of Dufferin County, this public service announcement is meant for you.

Based on water sampling data from 2011 to 2015, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) has determined private wells in most of Grand Valley, Amaranth, Mono, Shelburne, Mulmur and Melancthon are more susceptible to bacterial contamination than other area in the region.

That group comprises the largest of four major land clusters WDGPH has identified as being at an increased risk of having well water test positive for coliform bacteria or E.coli. Other areas of concern include parts of Welington North, Centre Wellington and Mapleton.

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