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Below you will find a list of Community Services available in the township.
List of Community Services
There is one cemetery under the care and administration of The Township of Madawaska Valley. The cemetery formerly known as Combermere Methodist Cemetery is located at 20 White Pine Crescent in Combermere.
The Township of Madawaska Valley Cemeteries By-Law (2009-87) sets out the rules and regulations, in accordance with the Cemeteries Act. Fees for the cemetery are outlined in the Schedule of Fees By-Law.
The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining burial records as well as the sale of burial plots. If you would like to purchase a burial plot or require further information, please call and make an appointment.
Phone: 613-756-2747 Ext. 214
Renfrew County and District Health Unit provides water testing services for residents who have private drinking water systems.
If you get your drinking water from a well, you should have it tested for bacteria at least three times per year. Testing times should be spread out over the year, for example during or just after a spring melt, in mid-summer and in the fall. In addition to regular testing, well water should be tested:
- after any work to pumps or plumbing
- if the well has not been used for several weeks
- if there has been flooding in the area, or
- if there has been a change in water colour or odour
Water testing is free. Sample bottles can be picked up at Health Unit offices.
Instructions for taking the sample come with the water sample bottles. Follow the instructions carefully and write all of the information requested on the sample form.
Take the sample as close as possible to the time you will be dropping it off for testing. If you are not dropping off your sample right away, keep it in the fridge or a cooler.
You can drop your water sample off and can also pick up sample bottles at:
Barry’s Bay- Lorraine’s Pharmasave
19566 Opeongo Line, Barry’s Bay
1-800-267-1097 (Health Unit)
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before 2:00 p.m.
Samples taken in the morning must be dropped off the same day before 2:00 p.m.
Note: Around long weekends and statutory holidays, please check with the Health Unit for possible changes to the schedules.