How to get your Well Water Tested


Do you have a well, have you checked your well water lately?

  1. Pick up a water bottle, free of charge, from the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit or one of your local municipal service centres.
  2. Keep the bottle closed until the moment you fill it.
  3. Take the sample on the day you are planning to return it to the Health Unit.
  4. Run the water for 2-3 minutes; remove any aerators, etc. from the sample tap.
  5. Remove the tamper-proof, sealed cap from the bottle. Do not touch the inside of the cap or the mouth of the bottle.
  6. Fill the bottle to the 200ml line. Do not rinse the bottle or dump out the powder.
  7. Replace the cap securely.
  8. Return the filled bottle to the Health Unit with the completed form.
  9. To be sure your sample can be properly sent to the lab, check with the Health Unit to find out which day(s) the Health Unit courier is available.
  10. The Public Health Lab will mail the results to you. Usually within a week.

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