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

Beginning May 17, water sampling kits will be available at Service New Brunswick Centres for owners of private wells. Since flooding has been occurring at various locations and at different times, New Brunswickers are reminded they must wait 10 days after water has receded from the well area before beginning the chlorination and sampling process.

More information regarding chlorinating and flushing wells can be found by visiting the Department of Environment and Local Government’s website.

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