Rural Well Water Testing

Rural well water testing drop-off schedule

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has established permanent sites across Ottawa where well owners can drop off their water samples and pick up new bottles for future testing to make it more convenient for residents living on residential well systems to have their well water tested for free. As part of the improved program, residents can drop off their water samples every Tuesday at one of these locations (see chart below).

Residents wishing to drop off their samples and pick up testing bottles may also continue to do so during regular business hours at OPH’s main office – Mary Pitt Centre (100 Constellation Drive) or at the Ontario Public Health Laboratory (2380 St. Laurent Blvd).

This service will be provided year round and testing for bacteria continues to be offered free of charge. OPH also recommends testing for nitrates. If you are in an agricultural area, you may also wish to test for pesticides, herbicides, gasoline and solvents.

For any further questions or information, please visit ottawa.ca or call OPH at 613-580-6744

JT Bradley Store – Navan                                  1220 Colonial Road                   6 am to 9 pm

Midori Market – Sarsfield                                   2950 Colonial Road                   6:30 am to 8:30 pm

Orleans Client Service Centre                             255 Centrum Boulevard              8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Peladeau Grocerie – Vars                                  5877 Buckland Road                 8 am to 9 pm