Private wells should not be used while flooded and once flood waters have receded, the well should be disinfected and tested, no matter what water treatment device is installed.
The Province's Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Eilesh Cleary warns until your water supply has been tested and shown to be safe, water
for drinking and personal use should be brought to a rolling boil for at least a minute and then stored in clean, covered containers.
Private water supplies may be contaminated by such things as
furnace oil, gasoline or agricultural chemicals. If you believe your
well has been affected by such chemicals, the water should not be used at all, even if it has been boiled, until it has been determined to be safe.
If the soil around your house and septic system is
flooded, you should conserve water and avoid flushing the toilet if
possible. Avoid using dish washers and washing machines as the septic system
will not work under these conditions and sewage could end up in the home or