Public Health Inspectors/Environmental Health Officers monitor the quality of drinking, recreational water and waste water to make it safe for public consumption or use
Monitoring activities are done at:
- All drinking water supplies: NWC, private, community or municipally owned
- All waste plants and facilities: NWC, private, Government or municipally owned
- All Swimming pools and other recreational water based facilities
- Other facilities as required from time to time
If any unsafe levels are detected then immediate actions are taken to address the issues and safeguard the health of the consuming public, or natural resources.
Make Water Safe
The public must only use water that has been properly disinfected for drinking, cooking, making any prepared drink, washing dishes and for brushing teeth. You can make water safe by adding bleach to water or by boiling.
Boiling water to make it safe for drinking
- If water is cloudy, let it settle and filter it through a clean cloth, paper towel or coffee filter.
- You may bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute. Especially for water that may have been cloudy..
- Let the water cool naturally and store it in clean containers with covers to prevent introduction of contaminants.