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World Water Day is March 22. Test Your Well Water and Receive a Free Water Bottle!


Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Perth County  ̶  The Health Unit is offering extra incentive to Perth County residents who are on private wells. To celebrate World Water Day, which takes place March 22, residents are invited to drop-off a well water sample between March 18 and 29 to receive a free water bottle.


“It’s important to test your well water three times a year – spring, summer and fall,” explains Kate Beath, Public Health Inspector. “Frequent testing will keep you up-to-date on the quality of your drinking water and provide an early warning signal to potential problems.”


Private well owners in Perth County can test their well water for bacteria free of charge. Water testing kits are available at the locations listed below and at local municipal offices.


To receive a free water bottle (while supplies last), drop off your well water sample between Monday, March 18, and Friday, March 29, at:

  • Perth District Health Unit, 653 West Gore Street, Stratford; Monday to Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Friday 8:30 am – 11:30 am.
  • Knollcrest Lodge (front desk), 50 William Street, Milverton; Monday to Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.


Water samples can also be dropped off at the following locations, however, there are no free water bottles to pick up:

  • Listowel Memorial Hospital (outpatients lab, enter through Emergency Department), 255 Elizabeth Street East; Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.
  • London Public Health Lab, 850 Highbury Avenue, 5th Floor; Monday to Friday, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm.

Well owners who wish to have their water supply tested for fluoride, nitrates, nitrites or pesticides can do so through a private accredited laboratory for a fee.


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