Well Water Testing
The Huron County Health Unit reminds you to sample your well water each season and after heavy rain, plumbing work, or if you notice a change in your water’s colour, taste or odour.
You can also sign up for our email updates on testing well water by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We all rely on safe drinking water in our homes, schools and offices and throughout our communities. It is vital to our health and quality of life. Ontario has strict laws in place to keep our drinking water safe and clean.
You can pick up the sample bottles and tips on how to take a good water sample at the Township Office but you must take the bottle to one the labs shown below.
Drop off free sampling bottles at:
Wingham & District Hospital Lab, Wingham
Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Seaforth Community Hospital Lab, Seaforth
Monday–Friday, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Huron County Health Unit, Clinton
Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Huron County Court House, Goderich
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to noon
South Huron Hospital, Exeter
Monday–Friday, 7:30–10:30 a.m.
Your well water can affect the health of everyone who drinks it. Follow the links to get steps you can take to reduce the risk of consuming contaminated water: Huron County Health Unit Website and Public Health Ontario.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Huron County Health Unit to reach the Environmental Health Team and ask to speak to a Public Health Inspector 519-482-3416 or toll-free 1-877-837-6143.