Drinking water testing
Why you should have your drinking water (well water) tested
Did you know that Public health recommends that you test your well water on a regular basis.
- Bacterial analysis: twice a year, in the Spring and Fall
- Nitrates and nitrites (in agricultural zones): once or twice a year
- Arsenic and other contaminants: at least once
Accredited laboratory in the region:
3705, boulevard Industriel
Sherbrooke (Québec) J1L 1X8
Telephone : 819 481-1469
Toll free : 1 877 977-1220
Municipal plan for the reduction of lead in drinking water from the network
(To residents served by the municipal water system)
As part of the government strategy to reduce lead in drinking water, Quebec municipalities must adopt a lead reduction plan.
The plan consists of taking drinking water samples among residences built between 1940 and 1955 to check whether or not there is lead in the drinking water.
This plan does not replace the owner’s responsibility to check their pipes and service entrance themselves. For more information, you can consult the government web site at :