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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.

For more information visit the Environment Public Health website or submit a request online.


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

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environmental health officers, public health inspectors


Enter the postal code to find the locations below that are closest to you
11 Cimarron Common Okotoks, Alberta.

201 Centre Street Drumheller, Alberta.

303 Lynx Street Banff, Alberta.

288 Kinniburgh Boulevard Chestermere, Alberta.

5318 50 Street Vegreville, Alberta.

4602 49 Avenue Sylvan Lake, Alberta.

5610 40 Avenue Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

310 MacLeod Trail SW SW High River, Alberta.

9503 Beaverhill Road Lac La Biche, Alberta.

5900 2A Highway Ponoka, Alberta.

Room 403, 440 3 Street E E Brooks, Alberta.

6203 49 Street Barrhead, Alberta.

10628 110 Street Fairview, Alberta.

Public Health Centre, 10320 99 Street Grande Prairie, Alberta.

4701 52 Street Vermilion, Alberta.

1210 20 Avenue Didsbury, Alberta.

4326 50 Avenue Taber, Alberta.

Suite 104, 800 Railway Avenue Canmore, Alberta.

518 Robson Street Jasper, Alberta.

10217 Queen Street Fort McMurray, Alberta.

4110 50 Avenue Drayton Valley, Alberta.

10101 68 Street Peace River, Alberta.

1280A Switzer Drive Hinton, Alberta.

4219 50 Street Leduc, Alberta.

3837 6 Avenue Edson, Alberta.

4720 55 Street Cold Lake, Alberta.

4811 49 Avenue Killam, Alberta.

23 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue St. Albert, Alberta.

4904 50 Avenue Bonnyville, Alberta.

3401 48 Avenue Athabasca, Alberta.

10101 Southport Road SW SW Calgary, Alberta.

5221 2 Street W W Claresholm, Alberta.

Olds Campus Community Health Centre, Suite 2029, 4500 50 Street Olds, Alberta.

1222 Bev McLachlin Drive Pincher Creek, Alberta.

650 Westchester Road Strathmore, Alberta.

12501 20 Avenue Blairmore, Alberta.

205 Diamond Avenue Spruce Grove, Alberta.

60 Grande Boulevard Cochrane, Alberta.

Airdrie, Alberta.

Suite 200, 88 Valleyview Drive SW SW Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Community Health Services, 20 Sunset Boulevard Whitecourt, Alberta.

717 Government Road Black Diamond, Alberta.

5216 53 Street Lamont, Alberta.

Access to Community Health kiosk through main entrance., 744 26 Street S S Fort Macleod, Alberta.

5101 38 Street High Prairie, Alberta.

5610 50 Avenue St. Paul, Alberta.

10024 107 Avenue Westlock, Alberta.

810 14 Avenue Wainwright, Alberta.

5016 52 Avenue Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.

5911 50 Avenue Stettler, Alberta.

11202 100 Avenue High Level, Alberta.

801 1 Avenue S S Lethbridge, Alberta.

101 Main Street SE SE Slave Lake, Alberta.

Suite 201, 108 Wheatland Avenue Smoky Lake, Alberta.

300 Jordan Parkway Red Deer, Alberta.

5543 44 Street Tofield, Alberta.

5510 46 Avenue Camrose, Alberta.

4916 49 Avenue Onoway, Alberta.

2 Brower Drive Sherwood Park, Alberta.