What Do I Do if My Private Water Well has Flooded?

What if my water well has flooded? When your water well has become flooded or surface flood water enters the wellhead and goes down into the casing, your water could be contaminated with bacteria. Basement wells and wells located in pits can also flood and be contaminated.  When this happens, your well needs to be [...]

How to Plan for a Water Well

Installing a water well on your property takes some serious time, research, consideration, and planning. Adding a water well can significantly increase the value of your property while giving you quick access to clean drinking water. The best way to plan for a new water well is to understand the details and the scope of [...]

What is A Water Well Made of?

A large number of Canadians rely on water wells to provide them with their everyday water supply. What exactly are water wells made of? While many of us take our drinking water for granted, we forget how much goes into construction a water well. Most water wells obtaining groundwater for household use are comprised of [...]

How Often Do I Need To Test My Drinking Water?

Testing of a residential well begins before one buys a house, and should continue throughout the possession of that home. In general, your well should be tested each spring for mechanical issues, while your water should be tested for contaminants at least once a year. The rate of change in rural well water quality often decreases over time, [...]

Reverse Osmosis: Purified Water in Your Home

Nothing is more important to your family’s health then a ready supply of purified water. Recommended consumption for the average person is 1.5 to 2.5 litres of water daily to replace fluids and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea, alcohol and soft drinks are diuretics that actually dehydrate the body meaning [...]

Jamie MacKinnon Debuts Airwell on Holmes & Holmes

Set your PVR to record Jamie MacKinnon's television debut on Episode 6 of Holmes + Holmes, Sunday November 11 2018 at 10pm EST. Jamie stars alongside David Innes, Director of Sales of Radon Environmental, sharing the story of Airwell's innovative technology in mitigating the negative health affects of radon. You can’t see, smell or taste [...]

MacKinnon Water Solutions Wins 2018 OGWA Award

Local business owners Rob and Jamie MacKinnon of MacKinnon Water Solutions in Pembroke, are the 2018 recipients of the sixteenth Archie Watt Award for Excellence in Sustaining Groundwater Resources. The presentation was made at the annual Ontario Ground Water Association (OGWA) convention, held in Ottawa this past March. Rob and Jamie were recognized by the [...]