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Water Sample Shipping - May to September
By Northwestern Health Unit

Water samples can be dropped off as follows:

May to September (Once per week)
Once per week on Tuesdays.

Please check your community schedule below and drop off your sample before the noted time; many communities have specific drop times that you should be aware of:

  • Atikokan: 10:30 am
  • Dryden: 12:00 pm
  • Ear Falls: 10:30 am
  • Emo: 12:00 pm
  • Fort Frances: 2:00 pm
  • Ignace: 9:30 am
  • Kenora: 1:00 pm
  • Rainy River: 10:30 am
  • Red Lake: 10:00 am
  • Sioux Lookout: 10:00 am​
  • Sioux Narrows: 11:30 am (accepting samples May to August only)

Water sample kits are available at your local Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) office for free. If you would like you can ship your sample yourself or drop off your sample and we will ship it to an accredited laboratory for a nominal fee. Results will be mailed to you.


  • Private water samples $3.00 ($2.65 + $0.35 HST)
  • Small Drinking Water Systems samples $5.00 (​$4.42 + $0.58 HST)

Have questions?

If you have any questions about shipping water fees or times, you can contact your local health unit office.