Getting Your Water Tested

Water testing services are provided for a variety of clients through the PEI Analytical Laboratories. Water quality results are assessed according to the recommendations of the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality published by Health Canada. Drinking water samples are analysed for: 

  • private well owners 
  • tourist accommodations 
  • municipal water supply systems, and 
  • other central water supply systems 

The PEI Analytical Laboratories located at 23 Innovation Way in the Charlottetown BioCommons Park (off Upton Road) receives water samples directly from our customers. 

Samples may be dropped off to the PEI Analytical Laboratories from Monday to Friday during normal business hours. 

For clients outside of the Charlottetown area samples may be dropped off at your nearest Access PEI by 3:00 p.m. (12 noon on Fridays) on the same day the sample is collected. Check the schedule below for days when samples are picked up at your local Access PEI Site.

Depending upon the type of analysis being requested, the time required for a report to be issued will vary. Bacteria sample results are typically available in two days. Results for chemical analysis are typically available within 10 business days.

Note: If the occupant is different from the owner of the well, please ensure that the occupant's name and phone number are included on the Request for Drinking Water Analysis Form so they may be contacted directly if needed.

Who can I contact for more information? 

PEI Analytical Laboratories
23 Innovation Way
BioCommons Park
Charlottetown, PE   C1E 0B7

Mailing address
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 620-3300
Fax: (902) 596-7778

Published date: 
March 1, 2016
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General Inquiries

Department of Communities, Land and Environment
4th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-5044
Toll-free: 1-866-368-5044
Fax: (902) 368-5830