Drinking water supplied by the City of Ottawa remains safe for residents. The water levels have not impacted the high quality of water the City provides to residents.
The City has two water purification plants, one on Lemieux Island and one in Britannia. Both are functioning as they should be.
Staff continue to monitor the water facilities and are prepared to address any changes should they arise.
Private well water
Residents who have private wells affected by flooding are advised:
- Stop using your well water and use another potable water source such as bottled water for all water use.
- If you do not suspect chemical contamination, bring it to a rolling boil for at least one minute and let it cool before any use. Refrigerate your boiled water until it is used.
For more information on well water quality during a flood, please visit Ottawa Public Health’s website.
The City has opened a drive-through commodity distribution point to provide drinking water and hand sanitizer to residents whose private wells are affected by flooding. Affected residents may pick up water at Fire Station 63 at 341 Bayview Drive, between noon and 7 pm.