Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change June 2018 Presentation to BVT Council:
Please see Lake Steward Readings also.
DO NOT SHAMPOO OR USE SOAP IN THE LAKE. Phosphates encourage algae growth which can destroy our clear water.
The lake water is not safe to drink.
Well Water Testing:
Consider having your well water tested regularly.
Renfrew County and District Health Unit
1-800-267-1097 or (613) 732-8654
Well water testing is provided FREE OF CHARGE by the Ministry of Health, through their locations in Renfrew, Pembroke, and Arnprior. It is simple to test and drop off the water sample, and results are typically received within 10-15 days. All property owners utilizing well water as a source of drinking water or washing are urged to participate in this program.
Swimmers Itch Fact Sheet:
The Ottawa River Institute and The Bonnechere Valley Watershed Project are working to support and expand this summer’s (2016) public beach water quality testing, carried out by the Renfrew County & District Health Unit. You can view results from last year’s efforts on Lake Clear at https://sites.google.com/site/arefpt/ .