Environmental Services Laboratory

The  Environmental Services Laboratory provides the private and public sectors with reliable, unbiased, precise and accurate water testing results in a timely manner. As part of Nova Scotia Health Authority and in affiliation with the Department of Health, we strive to provide accessible services for a healthy and safe environment. This laboratory is accredited through the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA).

To ensure same day processing, samples for microbiology  testing must be received by the water testing laboratory, room 521, Mackenzie Building  no later than 3 p.m. Microbiology samples delivered after 3 p.m.on Friday will not be processed.

Water Testing Laboratory Location

Mackenzie Building
5788 University Avenue
Room 521
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1V8

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

For a complete list of sample drop off locations and hours of operation see: 10 Steps for Water Testing
Note: Environmental Laboratory services are closed on weekends and all holidays.

The Environmental Services Laboratory is a testing facility only. It is up to individual clients to determine what testing they need.

Contact Nova Scotia Environment for guidance.