The Environmental Health Department’s function is to ensure the health of Hudson residents and respect for the environment over the whole territory, 24/7, 365 days a year.
In terms of drinking water, the Town of Hudson gives first priority to the health of residents and pledges to provide quality water. The Environmental Health Department responds to all concerns and questions of residents regarding drinking water and wastewater and their various treatments.
The Town also has four (4) drinking water systems from which technicians take weekly samples in accordance with a specific schedule. These procedures ensure that the water is free of pathogens that may be harmful to humans.
The Department has two employees, the manager/operator and a second operator. They each hold a diploma in water treatment processes issued by the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport. They also have a certificate of competence issued by Emploi Québec authorizing them to perform a complete treatment of surface water and groundwater and to operate a distribution network.
Provide residents with high quality water in sufficient quantities
Operate the wastewater treatment system
Provide effective waste management
The Environmental Health Department’s mission is to operate and manage all drinking water production facilities and wastewater treatment facilities in full compliance with applicable standards.
Regarding wastewater, the Department ensures compliance with discharge standards in order not to pollute the receiving environment. No chemicals are used in wastewater treatment. Bacteria in a controlled environment degrade organic matter and various pollutants. Treatment monitoring is conducted on a daily basis and a monthly sample is taken to ensure compliance with applicable standards.
Schools, businesses, stores and other establishments in the area concerned: inform your customers that the water is not fit for human consumption. Shut off all water fountains and post notices where tap water remains available.
Run the water from all faucets, drinking faucets and drinking fountains for at least one minute.
For all questions regarding Environmental Health, please contact 450-458-5347