FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is providing free bacterial testing for water from private wells which have been directly affected by recent flooding.

Residents must first register with the Department of Environment and Local Government by calling 506-444-5149 or 1-844-824-6113, and must supply a property identification (PID) number, which is found on property tax bills.

Additional details are available online.

All owners of private wells are advised that their water should be tested twice a year, in the spring and fall, and a bacterial analysis conducted to help ensure safety.