Free Rural Well Water Testing

Water Bottle Testing Drop Off Locations

OPH has established permanent sites across Ottawa where well owners can drop-off their water samples and pick up new bottles for future testing. Residents wishing to pick up water bottles and drop off their samples may do so during the adjusted business hours during the pandemic at the following locations:

In the city - Monday to Friday 

  • 100 Constellation Dr.  Mary Pitt Centre. (Main floor lobby):Temporarily closed
  • 2380 St. Laurent Blvd. Public Health Ontario Laboratory :  Monday to Friday: 8 am to 4:30 pm

Rural - Tuesday Only

  • 2950 Colonial Road - Sarsfield. Midori Market. Tuesday: 6:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • 1220 Colonial Road - Navan. JT Bradley Store. Tuesday: 6:00 am to 9 pm
  • 6045 Bank Street - Greely. Mackinnon Foodland. Tuesday: 24 hrs
  • 5669 Osgoode Main Street. Osgoode Foodland. Tuesday: 6 am to 11 pm
  • 5911 Perth Street - Richmond. King's Your Independent Grocer. Tuesday: 8 am to 10 pm
  • 255 Centrum Boulevard. Orleans Client Service Centre - Temporarily closed
  • 8243 Victoria Street. Metcalfe Client Service Centre - Temporarily closed
  • 5499 South River. Manotick Library - Temporarily closed
  • 1128 Mill Street - Manotick. Rural Ottawa South Support Services - Temporarily closed
  • 7814 Lawrence Street. Osgoode Township Museum - Temporarily closed
  • 6579 Fourth Line Road. North Gower Library - Temporarily closed

Rural - Wednesday Only

  • 3084 Kinburn Side Road - Kinburn Darvesh Grocery. Wednesday: 7 am to 8:30 pm
  • 131 Constance Bay Road. Constance Bay Pharmacy. Wednesday: 10 am to 7 pm
  • 3798 Dunrobin Road. Nicholls General Store. Wednesday: 6 am to 11 pm
  • 1794 Dunrobin Road. MacEwen Gas Dunrobin. Wednesday: 5:30 a.m. to 11 pm
  • 655 Bayview Drive.  Constance Bay. Lighthouse Restaurant - Temporarily closed
  • 3911 Carp Road. Carp Library - Temporarily closed
  • 5670 Carp Road. West Carleton Community Complex - Temporarily closed

 

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/WellWaterTesting or call OPH at 613.580.6744.