young boy holding glass of water

This Version Posted: January 3, 2023

Put your well water to the test! Free testing is available through the Health Unit. It’s a great way to ensure your water is safe to drink.

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Health Unit Offices – Drop Offs/Pick Ups

Picking Up Testing Kits:

Testing kit/bottles are available as follows at these Health Unit locations:

  • Port Hope Office (200 Rose Glen Rd.) – located outside main doors in black and red bin
  • Lindsay Office (108 Angeline St. S.): – located inside first set of doors in vestibule
  • Haliburton Office (191 Highland St., Unit 301) – located in the black and red bin situated outside the main door (on 3rd floor of the Dawson Gray building)
Dropping Off Well Water Samples

You can drop off your well water sample at each Health Unit office. Drop boxes are available in Lindsay and Port Hope. In Haliburton, leave samples in the cooler set outside the main doors. Drop off your water sample at the following times:

  • Port Hope – Monday to Thursdays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Fridays: 8:30-10:30 am
  • Lindsay – Monday to Thursdays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Fridays: 8:30-11:45 am
  • Haliburton –Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, no samples accepted on Fridays

Water samples will be sent to the Public Health Ontario lab in Peterborough (99 Hospital Drive) for testing. Results can be picked up in-person at this location (hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm). Well owners can also request to have a copy of their drinking water test results sent directly to them. To do this:

  • Email customerservicecentre@oahpp.ca to have results sent electronically to you. Include the collection date, barcode of the sample, timeframe of results you are looking for and the location of the water source. Ensure you include your street address or lot/concession number, township/municipality, county and postal code.

For further information about well-water testing, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5006, or email info@hkpr.on.ca

Picture of well water testing kit, including bottle and form to fill out

Additional Well Water Testing Locations

WATER SAMPLE DROP-OFF FOR NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY 

  • Campbellford Rx Drug Mart – Guardian, 16 Grande Rd 
    Monday to Thursday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm 
  • Brighton Brighton Public Library, 35 Alice Street 
    Monday to Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

WATER SAMPLE DROP-OFF FOR CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES 

  • Coboconk Coboconk Municipal Service Centre, 9 Grandy Road 
    Tuesdays 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm & Wednesdays 8:30 am – 10:30 am 
  • Omemee Omemee Municipal Service Centre, 1 King Street West 
    Tuesday 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm & Wednesday 8:30 – 10:30 am 

*YOU CAN PICK UP BOTTLES ONLY AT THESE City of Kawartha Lakes LOCATIONS – NO DROP-OFF* 

  • Fenelon Falls Fenelon Falls Library, 21 Market Street 
    Monday to Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 
  • Lindsay Lindsay Municipal Service Centre, 180 Kent Street 
    Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 
  • Bobcaygeon Bobcaygeon Municipal Service Centre, 123 East Street
    (Currently closed to public) 

WATER SAMPLE DROP-OFF FOR HALIBURTON COUNTY 

  • Minden Minden Public Library, 176 Bobcaygeon Road 
    Tuesdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm & Thursdays 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
  • Wilberforce Highlands East Municipal Office, 2249 Loop Road 
    SUMMER HOURS: (April 15 – Oct 1st) Monday & Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
    WINTER HOURS: (Oct 2nd – April 14th) Wednesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Video Resources

How to Take a Well Water Sample

Watch this Health Unit video that takes you through the steps to taking a more accurate well water sample.


How to Disinfect Your Well

Watch this video from the Manitoba government for a step-by-step guide on how to properly disinfect a well using a method called partial chlorination.