Test my water
We offer free standard testing and subsidized arsenic testing to study groups, community groups and to certain other groups who have made special alternative arrangements, to allow us to better monitor the water sources that serve large numbers of users. If you are testing any water source where many people’s health may be affected and/or if you are unable to pay, we may be able to test for free.
Private clients are charged a fee for their testing – money that helps us to ensure we can continue to do the work we do.
Important Announcement 1 – Lab Closure for Christmas
The Caminos de Agua Lab will be CLOSED from Wednesday 19th December until Monday 7th January.
During this time we will not be accepting any water samples. We will be accepting sample drop-offs on Tuesday 18th December, between 2pm and 5pm, as normal.
The lab will re-open for sample drop-offs on Tuesday 8th January, with a new and improved testing service for 2019!
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Important Announcement 2 – WA Program Launch
Our Water Ambassador (WA) Program will launch in early 2019!
WAs are volunteers who have been trained on the ins and outs of our water supply. The WA will come to your home, provide on-site assessments of household water filter systems and bottled water, and answer your water-related questions. They can also collect water samples for lab testing of locally common contaminants.
To learn more about the program, and to register your early interest,
please click here to access the early interest form.
HOW CAN I GET MY WATER TESTED?
If testing as a private client, then first consider which type of testing you would like. (If you are part of a local study group, community group, or if you have made special alternative arrangements for testing, continue to step 2.)
Step 1 – Consider which type of testing you would like
STEP 2 – COMPLETE AN ONLINE FORM TO SEND US YOUR DETAILS
If you would like to test your water through the Caminos de Agua Lab, you may need to know the GPS coordinates of the water source location.
Please click here to access our map tool, where you can find the coordinates.
STEP 3 – COLLECT YOUR SAMPLE(S)
Once you have completed the online form above to send us your details, then you're ready to collect your water sample(s)!
We recommend collecting sample(s) on the same day as drop-off at our work hub, or at most 2 days before.
Therefore, ideally, samples should be taken on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday before drop-off on the Tuesday afternoon, when our work hub is open.
To see collection instructions for the testing you have selected, please click on the relevant button below.
STEP 4 – DROP OFF YOUR SAMPLE(S) AT OUR Work Hub
All water samples should be dropped-off on TUESDAYS BETWEEN 2 PM AND 5 PM. There is no need to book an appointment. Please do not come at another time, as there may not be anyone at our work hub to receive your sample(s). If coming at this time is a problem for you, then please contact us using the details below.
If you chose to pay by cash when submitting your details, then please remember to bring cash with you when you come. Exact change is appreciated.
CAMINOS de Agua Work Hub – CONTACT AND LOCATION
Federico Montes de Oca 2-C
San Miguel de Allende
(415) 154-1102 (Tue.-Fri., 10am-5pm)
+52 1 415 125 7656 (Tue.-Fri., 10am-5pm)
The work hub is located 20 meters off Calle Independencia, in the first block, on the right.