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Environmental Public Health - Drinking Water

Inspects public water supplies, reviews water sample results, and issues water advisories if needed. You can get water testing supplies (sample bottles) and shipping information from your local Community Health Centre. Testing for municipalities and private home owners is done through the Provincial Laboratory of Public Health and Alberta Centre for Toxicology. If there is E. coli or total coliform bacteria in your sample, you will be contacted right away in most parts of the province.

May advise private homeowners about how safe their well, cistern, or dugout water is and talk about treatment options if needed.

Does drinking water testing for bacteria through the Provincial Laboratory of Public Health, Environmental Microbiology Services, which checks for:

  • E. coli bacteria (shows if water is contaminated with sewage or fecal matter)
  • total coliform bacteria (helps determine the integrity of the water source)

Chemical water testing of untreated ground water for private households is done by The Alberta Centre for Toxicology which checks for many different things including bicarbonate, calcium, chloride, and magnesium.

Your water sample requisition may be reviewed before your sample is sent to the right place for testing. This is to make sure your water supply is eligible for testing.

Sample Bottle Pick-up and Drop-off locations in Alberta.

For more information visit the Environment Public Health website.


Please call your local office to talk about the criteria for submitting a water sample.

How to access service

By Appointment

Key providers

environmental health officers, public health inspectors


Enter the postal code to find the locations below that are closest to you
Public Health Centre, 10320 99 Street Grande Prairie, Alberta. 780-513-7517 (Call for an appointment).

101 Main Street SE SE Slave Lake, Alberta. 403-943-2288 (call for inspector availability).

4602 49 Avenue Sylvan Lake, Alberta. 403-887-2241 (Call for an appointment).

4219 50 Street Leduc, Alberta. 780-980-4644 (Call for inspector availability).

5900 2A Highway Ponoka, Alberta. 403-783-4491 (Call for an appointment).

23 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue St. Albert, Alberta. 780-342-1380 (Call for inspector availability).

4904 50 Avenue Bonnyville, Alberta. 780-826-3381 (Call for an appointment).

300 Jordan Parkway Red Deer, Alberta. 403-356-6366 (Call for an appointment).

205 Diamond Avenue Spruce Grove, Alberta. 780-342-1380 (Call for inspector availability).

6203 49 Street Barrhead, Alberta. 780-674-3408 (Call for an appointment).

Suite 201, 108 Wheatland Avenue Smoky Lake, Alberta. 780-656-2030 (Call for an appointment).

5610 40 Avenue Wetaskiwin, Alberta. 780-361-4333 (Call for an appointment).

288 Kinniburgh Boulevard Chestermere, Alberta. 403-943-2288 (call for inspector availability).

10101 68 Street Peace River, Alberta. 780-618-3453 (Call for an appointment).

3837 6 Avenue Edson, Alberta. 780-725-6083 (Call for an appointment) .

Room 403, 440 3 Street E E Brooks, Alberta. 403-501-3255 (Call for Inspector availability).

11 Cimarron Common Okotoks, Alberta. 403-943-2288 (call for inspector availability).

801 1 Avenue S S Lethbridge, Alberta. 403-388-6689 (Call for inspector availability).

518 Robson Street Jasper, Alberta. 780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability ).

2 Brower Drive Sherwood Park, Alberta. 780-342-4661 (Call for inspector availability).

5543 44 Street Tofield, Alberta. 780-662-3984 (Call for an appointment).

4110 50 Avenue Drayton Valley, Alberta. 780-542-4415 (Call for Inspector Availability).

Access to Community Health kiosk through main entrance., 744 26 Street S S Fort Macleod, Alberta. 403-553-5363 (Call for inspector availability) .

Community Health Services, 20 Sunset Boulevard Whitecourt, Alberta. 780-778-5540 (Call for an appointment).

201 Centre Street Drumheller, Alberta. 403-823-3341.

5216 53 Street Lamont, Alberta. 780-895-2211 (Call for an appointment).

9503 Beaverhill Road Lac La Biche, Alberta. 780-623-4471 (Call for Inspector availability).

310 MacLeod Trail SW SW High River, Alberta. 403-943-2288 (call for inspector availability).

1210 20 Avenue Didsbury, Alberta. 403-943-2288 (call for inspector availability).

10628 110 Street Fairview, Alberta. 780-835-4951 (Call for inspector availability).

717 Government Road Black Diamond, Alberta. 403-943-2288 (call for inspector availability).

10217 Queen Street Fort McMurray, Alberta. 780-791-6078 (Call for inspector availability).

4326 50 Avenue Taber, Alberta. 403-223-7230 (Call for Inspector availability).

11202 100 Avenue High Level, Alberta. 780-841-3252 (Call for inspector availability).

Suite 200, 88 Valleyview Drive SW SW Medicine Hat, Alberta. 403-502-8205 (Call for inspector availability).

3401 48 Avenue Athabasca, Alberta. 780-675-2231 (Call for an appointment).

5911 50 Avenue Stettler, Alberta. 403-742-3326 (Call for an appointment).

10101 Southport Road SW SW Calgary, Alberta. 403-943-2288 (please call for appointment).

5221 2 Street W W Claresholm, Alberta. 403-943-2288 (call for inspector availability).

4916 49 Avenue Onoway, Alberta. 967-4440 ext 6221 (Call for an appointment).

1222 Bev McLachlin Drive Pincher Creek, Alberta. 403-627-1230 (Call for inspector availability).

Suite 104, 800 Railway Avenue Canmore, Alberta. 403-943-2288 (call for inspector availability).

4811 49 Avenue Killam, Alberta. 780-385-7063.

1280A Switzer Drive Hinton, Alberta. 780-865-2277 (Call for inspector availability).

Airdrie, Alberta. 403-943-2288 (call for inspector availability).

4720 55 Street Cold Lake, Alberta. 780-594-4404 (Call for inspector availability ).

303 Lynx Street Banff, Alberta. 403-943-2288 (call for inspector availability).

5610 50 Avenue St. Paul, Alberta. 780-645-3396 (Call for an appointment).

Olds Campus Community Health Centre, Suite 2029, 4500 50 Street Olds, Alberta. 403-559-2150 (call for inspector availability).

5016 52 Avenue Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. 403-845-3030 (Call for an appointment).

5101 38 Street High Prairie, Alberta. 780-523-6450 (Call for inspector availability).

650 Westchester Road Strathmore, Alberta. 403-943-2288 (call for inspector availability).

5318 50 Street Vegreville, Alberta. 780-632-3331 (Call for an appointment).

12501 20 Avenue Blairmore, Alberta. 403-562-5030(Call for inspector availability).

60 Grande Boulevard Cochrane, Alberta. 403-943-2288 (call for inspector availability).

4701 52 Street Vermilion, Alberta. 780-853-5270 (Call for an appointment).

10024 107 Avenue Westlock, Alberta. 780-349-3316.

810 14 Avenue Wainwright, Alberta. 780-842-4077 (Call for an appointment).

5510 46 Avenue Camrose, Alberta. 780-679-2980 (Call for an appointment).