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​Water Testing

If your drinking water comes from a private well it is important to have it tested three times a year. The health unit will test your water for free. Water samples are tested for two types of bacteria, coliform and E. coli. If these bacteria are in you water, it tells you that surface water may be entering your well and your water may be unsafe to drink and could cause illness.

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

Sample Bottle Pick-up

Sample 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 location throughout the county.

County of ​Brant Office Locations Ad​dress Pick-up Hours
​​BurfordBrant County Administrative Office -
26 Park Avenue
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm
Pari​sCounty of Brant Customer Service Office -
66 Grand River Street North
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
St. GeorgeSt. George Arena -
7 Gaukel Drive
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OnondagaBrant County Customer Service and Fire Hall -
42 Brantford Street
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OaklandBrant County Costumer 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.

Water Testing Sample Drop-off Holiday Hours:

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 your water test results, call 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