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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 – 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?
 

  1. 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.)

  2. Complete an online form to send us your details

  3. Collect your sample(s)

  4. Drop off your sample(s) at our work hub

 

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)!
 

IMPORTANT NOTE
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
 

Once you have submitted your details using the online form above, and collected your sample(s), then you're ready to drop off the 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.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE
No samples will be tested unless an online form has been completed, and the sample container is correctly labelled (as detailed here).

 

CAMINOS de Agua Work Hub – CONTACT AND LOCATION
 

Address
Federico Montes de Oca 2-C
Colonia Independencia
San Miguel de Allende
Guanajuato
37732
Mexico

Email
lab@caminosdeagua.org

Phone
(415) 154-1102 (Tue.-Fri., 10am-5pm)

WhatsApp
+52 1 415 125 7656 (Tue.-Fri., 10am-5pm)

Directions
The work hub is located in Calle Federico Montes de Oca in Colonia Independencia. It is 50 meters off Calle Independencia, in the first block, on the right. Please ensure you don’t travel to Calle Montes de Oca (in Colonia Centro) or to Calle Fernando Montes de Oca (around the corner from the work hub).