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Request for Commitment of Continued Public Funding of Bacteriological Private Well Testing – Joint

There have been recent reports from various sources stating that Public Health Ontario has plans to phase out public access to free bacteriological testing for private water wells. The proposed “gradual discontinuation” of this important testing service was described in the Auditor General’s 2023 audit report as part of a “streamlining” plan that Public Health Ontario has been developing since 2017. Subsequently, Minister Jones has stated in the legislature that the private well water testing will continue.