Water Quality Testing Rebate

This includes a "Home Safety Scan" or a "Comprehensive Home Water Scan" or any testing done by a qualified lab that at minimum covers:
  • Total Coliform and E. coli
  • pH, TDS, Hardness, Nitrate, Nitrite
  • Sulphate, Fluoride, Chloride
  • 32 element metal scan
Eligibility: You must be testing a private well on your property within the Regional District of Nanaimo, one (1) water test rebate per well. Limited rebates available on a first come first serve basis.

How the rebate works

  1. Print a voucher from this website or pick one up from our office (6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo)
  2. Pick-up water sample bottles available from the locations listed below
  3. Take a water sample from your tap, following the proper procedures
  4. Take your sample and voucher to a drop-off location (listed below) or directly to the lab within 24 hours
  5. 50% will be taken off your bill in-lab
  6. The lab will send you your results and help you understand your findings
Tip: check the "agree" box on the voucher if you choose to share your water quality results to improve knowledge of groundwater trends region-wide

Bottle Pick-up Locations Sample Drop-off Location
ABC Water
2180 South Wellington Road, Nanaimo
Yes. Drop off in person between 8 am - 12:00 pm ONLY, Monday to Thursday. Sample will be sent to MB Labs In Victoria.
Andrew Sheret
2545 McCullough Road, Nanaimo
Yes. Drop off in person between 8:00 - 11:00 am, MONDAYS ONLY. Sample will be sent to Maxxam Labs in Courtenay.
Arbutus Building Supply
785 Ross Way, Gabriola Island
Iritex Pumps and Irrigation
1009 Allsbrook Road, Parksville
Maxxam Labs
2775 B Moray Avenue, Courtenay
Yes. Drop off in person during business hours or arrange courier to deliver sample directly to lab.
MB Labs
2062 West Henry Avenue, Sidney
Yes. Drop off in person during business hours or arrange courier to deliver sample directly to lab.
Red Williams Well Drilling
1125 Smithers Road, Parksville
Yes. Drop off in person. Open Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Sample will be sent to Maxxam Labs.
RDN office, 2nd Floor
6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo

Please see our Well Protection Upgrades Rebate too.

Important Links

Questions? Call Drinking Water & Watershed Protection program staff at 250-390-6560 or email watersmart@rdn.bc.ca

WellSmart Education Program