Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health is reminding you to test your well water.

According to the health unit, well water is tested for bacteria. Getting your water tested is a good way to catch any changes in the quality of drinking water.

Teresa Clow, a Senior Public Health Inspector with the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit recommends water be tested throughout the year.

Clow says sometime during the summer is also a good idea to test water.

Clow says testing is free for private wells.

You can visit http://hpepublichealth.ca/ for more information on where you can pick up and drop off your free water bottle samples for private wells. You can also learn how to disinfect a well if it’s required, along with other drinking water information.