Nearly 370 Saint-Lazare homes are serviced by a private well (commonly known as “artesian well“). 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.
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.