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Well ​Water Testing

The Brant County Health Unit offers free well water testing for residents who's drinking water comes from a private well.

It is important to have private well water tested three times a year. Water samples are tested for two types of bacteria, coliform and E. coli. If these bacteria are in you water, surface water may be entering your well, and your water may be unsafe to drink, and could cause illness.

You must use a specific water testing bottle or your water sample will not be tested.​

Water Testing Bottle Pick-up

Testing bottles can be picked up at the Health Unit, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at the following locations throughout the county.

County of ​Brant Office Locations Ad​dress Pick-up Hours
​​Burford County of Brant Administrative Office
26 Park Avenue
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm
Pari​s County of Brant Customer Service Office
66 Grand River Street North
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
St. George St. George Arena
7 Gaukel Drive
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OnondagaCounty of Brant Customer Service and Fire Hall -
42 Brantford Street
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Oakland County of Brant Customer Service Office
3 King Street North
​ 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.​

Sample Drop-Off

Drop off samples for testing at the Brant County Health Unit, Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

New in 2019: Beginning in June 2019, you can drop off your water sample on the last Wednesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the County of Brant Office at 26 Park Ave., Burford.

Water Testing Sample Drop-off Holiday Hours 2019:

Jan 1, 2019- Closed
April 18 2019 - Closed
April 19, 2019 - Closed
April 22, 2019 - Closed
May 20, 2019 - Closed
July 1, 2019 - Closed
August 5, 2019 - Closed
Sept. 2, 2019 - Closed
Oct. 14, 2019 - Closed
Dec. 24- 26 - Closed
Dec. 30-31, 2019 - Closed

If your samples come back showing coliform and/or E. coli, we will help you understand the results and provide well maintenance and water treatment options. To speak to an inspector about your water test results, please call us at 519-753-4937 ext. 470.

*We do not test drinking water samples for chemicals like sodium, nitrates, and lead. Please contact a private lab for further testing.​​

​Environmental Health​ 
519-753-4937 ext. 470