Well Water Testing

Rural residents of Ottawa are likely already aware of the free well water testing program that is available to ensure your well's water is safe. In 2014, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) took steps to improve the program to increase the convenience for rural residents to drop off water samples.

OPH has established permanent locations throughout Ottawa for well owners to drop off samples and pick up new bottles every Tuesday. The following list includes all Ottawa drop-off locations, though locations in Rideau-Goulbourn are in bold text.

South

LocationTime
Mackinnon Foodland
1347 Meadow Drive, Greely
24 hours
Manotick Library
5499 South River Drive, Manotick
10:00am - 8:30pm
North Gower Library
6579 Fourth Line Road, North Gower
10:00am - 8:30pm
Osgoode Foodland
5669 Osgoode Main Street, Osgoode
8:00am - 9:00pm
Rural Ottawa Support Services
1128 Mill Street, Manotick
8:30am - 4:00pm
Metcalfe Client Services Centre
8243 Victoria Street, Metcalfe
8:30am - 4:30pm

West

LocationTime
Ashton General Store
8981 Flewellyn Road, Ashton
5:00 - 6:00pm
Carp Library
3911 Carp Road, Carp
10:00am - 8:00pm
Darvesh Grocery
3084 Kinburn Side Road, Kinburn
7:00am - 8:00pm
Dunrobin Meat and Grocery
2808 Dunrobin Road, Dunrobin
7:00am - 8:00pm
Kinburn Client Service Centre
5670 Carp Road, Kinburn
8:30am - 4:30pm
King's Independent Grocer
5911 Perth St, Richmond
8:00am - 10:00pm
Lighthouse Restaurant
655 Bayview Road, Constance Bay
7:00am - 9:30pm
Mac's Milk
2871 Munster Road, Munster
5:30am - 11:30pm

East

LocationTime
JT Bradley Store
1220 Colonial Road
6:00am - 9:00pm
Midori Market
2950 Colonial Road, Sarsfield
6:30am - 8:30pm
Orleans Client Service Centre
255 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans
8:30am - 4:30pm
Peladeau Grocerie
5877 Buckland Road, Vars
8:00am - 9:00pm

Other drop-off locations

Residents may drop of samples and pick up testing bottles during regular business hours at the following additional locations if it is more convenient:

LocationTime
Mary Pitt Centre
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa
9:00am - 4:00pm
Ontario Public Health Laboratory
2380 St-Laurent Blvd., Ottawa
8:00am - 5:00pm

This service will now be provided year round. Testing for bacteria is free of charge. OPS also recommends testing for nitrates. Residents that live in agricultural areas may also wish to test for pesticides, herbicides, gasoline and solvents.

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If you would like to learn more about well water testing, visit the City of Ottawa's website or call Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.