This Version Posted: February 8, 2019

If you get your water supply from a private well, you need to test the water to be sure it is safe.

Drinking water that has harmful bacteria in it can make you sick. These bacteria can cause you to have stomach cramps, nausea and/or diarrhea, as well as other medical problems. The only way to make sure that your water supply is safe to drink is by regular testing.

Testing for bacteria is done free of charge. Sample bottles can be obtained at any Health Unit office or designated location (link to locations). Follow the sampling procedure and then return the bottles to the Health Unit. Samples will be sent the provincial lab for testing and the results sent back to you through the mail.