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Private wells and other private or public aqueduct networks

Warning – natural water source (Chemin Lotbinière)


It is strictly prohibited to draw water from the groundwater source located opposite 2344 Chemin Lotbinière. This source is not only located on private property but is not controlled for the presence of contaminants, harmful microorganisms and other harmful substances that pose health risks.


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Private wells

Responsibilities of a private well owner

According to the Town’s registry (2003-2019), 215 private wells (commonly known as “artesian wells”) provide water to Saint-Lazare homes. The water intended for human consumption must be of good quality and must meet the standards set in the Regulation respecting the quality of drinking water. The owner of an individual well or small network (servicing less than 21 people) is responsible for ensuring that the water is of good quality and safe for human consumption. The owner’s responsibilities are listed in the Ministry’s guide.

Private well owners are responsible to ensure the water is safe for consumption according to the standards of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (website).

Mandatory identification of a watering well or other alternative sources of untreated water supply

The owner of a private well is not required to comply with the by-law on the use of water distributed by the municipal aqueduct network as stipulated in By-Law no 667 relative to the Outdoor use of water distributed by the municipal aqueduct network (available here). However, the owner of any property connected to the municipal water system and who has a private well or other source of water supply must obtain, at no charge, a sign at the urban planing service counter.

The sign must be placed on the property so as to be visible from the street at all times.

Private aqueduct networks

In accordance with the Regulation respecting the quality of drinking water, owners of private aqueduct networks are subject to the same rules as municipalities. In Saint-Lazare, there is at least one private aqueduct network. The owner, i.e. the operator of the network, is responsible for notifying those serviced by his network of any instance of non-compliance of the network. However, the Town may post a boil water advisory at the request of a private network operator.

Hudson’s aqueduct network

Twelve (12) properties on Route Harwood in Saint-Lazare are serviced by the municipal aqueduct network of the Town of Hudson. The Town of Hudson’s Public Works Department (or the operator of the network) is responsible for distributing door hangers to the Saint-Lazare residents serviced by its network. However, if a boil water advisory is issued for Hudson, the Saint-Lazare Communications Department may post a notice here at the request of the Town of Hudson.  

Vaudreuil-Dorion’s aqueduct network

Seventeen (17) properties on Route de la Cité-des-Jeunes are serviced by the Vaudreuil-Dorion network. Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion’s Public Works Department is responsible for distributing door hangers to the Saint-Lazare residents serviced by its network. However, if a boil water advisory is issued for Vaudreuil-Dorion, the Saint-Lazare Communications Department may post a notice here at the request of Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion,


Last updated: 01/27/2020
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