The province is offering Islanders free well water testing beginning January 1, 2022.

Islanders with residential well water will be able to access free bacterial and general chemistry testing for their drinking water.

Bacterial testing is encouraged at least once a year and general chemistry testing is advised every two years.

With this change, Islanders will save $40 per sample for bacterial testing and $95 per sample for general chemistry testing.

Bottles and forms are available at the Access PEI sites or at the PEI Analytical Laboratory. Sample drop offs can be made at Access PEI sites, except Charlottetown, with samples shipped regularly.

Bacterial test results can be returned as soon as 24 hours and chemistry test results up to ten days.

For more information and drop off locations, visit:https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/labservices