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Niagara (Region of). Public Health

Site: Thorold - Main Office

Service: Environmental Health - Water Testing / Quality

Contact Details
Office Phone Beach Hotline 905-688-8248 ext 7789
Primary Executive Siobhan Kearns, Director of Environmental Health
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community Thorold
Address & Map
Campbell East
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
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Intersection Sir Isaac Brock Way and Merrittville Hwy
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Beach Testing 
Every year between May and September, Niagara Region tests 26 public beaches for levels of E Coli bacteria. When unsafe levels are present, the beaches may be posted unsafe or closed. 
Beaches might also be unsafe due to floating debris, oil, excessive weed growth, bad odors and general turbidity. 
Swimming in these waters could cause infections of the ear, eye, nose, throat and skin as well as cause diarrhea if that water is ingested. 
Click here to check the open/close status of beaches in Niagara. 
Private Well Water Testing 
Residents can drop off water samples to be tested. Water from wells, cisterns or other sources should be tested seasonally.  
Click here for a listing of well water testing pick up / drop off locations.
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Well Water Testing Pick Up / Drop Off Locations hours vary
Eligibility No restrictions
Application No application required
Languages English
Fees None
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Service Categories Water Quality Assurance

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