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PDHU says it’s time to get your well water tested

When was the last time you tested your well water?

The Perth District Health Unit wants to know.

With World Water Day coming up on Sunday the PDHU is reminding you that you should get your well tested three times a year.

The best times for the testing are the spring, the summer, and the fall.

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Private well owners in Perth County can have them tested for bacteria free of charge.

Water testing kits are available at the locations listed below and at local municipal offices. Take the sample just before you drop it off at one of the following locations:

  • Perth District Health Unit, 653 West Gore St., Stratford: Mon. to Thurs., 8:30am – 4:30pm, Fri. 8:30am – 11:30am.
  • Knollcrest Lodge (front desk), 50 William St., Milverton: Mon. to Thurs., 8:30am – 4:30pm.
  • Listowel Memorial Hospital (outpatients lab) 255 Elizabeth St E., Listowel: Mon. to Fri., 8:30am – 3:30pm.

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.

For more information, call the Perth District Health Unit’s Health Line at 519-271-7600 ext 267. Listowel area residents call 1-877-271-7348 ext 267. Or visit

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