News Public water taps in Wilberforce and Gooderham are open SHARE ON: Sue Black, staff Friday, Jul. 3rd, 2020 Water taps in Gooderham and Wilberforce are open(Stock Image of a faucet supplied by Pexels) The public water taps in Wilberforce and Gooderham are open. This week the taps became available 24/7 for residents and visitors. Highlands East ask that you follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines, practice social distancing and adhere to the instructions on signs posted at the taps. The tap water is routinely tested for bacteria and is currently safe for consumption. Call the Environmental Department at 613-339-2442, for questions or concerns.