Water Testing

City building


The City of Peterborough, Environmental Protection Division Laboratory assists in the production of clean drinking water by providing lab analysis in support of regional, provincial and federal legislation.

Our lab is an ISO 17025 certified lab. It's accredited by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA). The lab is accredited by CALA for specific types of water testing.

Our lab is licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Environment for drinking water testing.

Water tests and price list

E. coli, TC




E. coli, TC and HPC


Nitrate and Nitrate by IC


Anions by IC


Metals by ICP-OES


Cations/Hardness by ICP-OES






Nutrients (TKN, Ammonia, Nitrate, Total Phos)


Drinking Water Package

(includes: E. coli, Total Coliform, HPC, Chloride, Nitrite, Sulphate, Fluoride, Hardness and Metals)


Note: Package and volume discounts are available

We accept payment by cash and credit card.

Location and hours of operation

The laboratory is located at 425 Kennedy Rd. in Peterborough, Ontario.

Its hours of operation are:

  • Monday to Thursday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Closed weekends and statutory holidays