UGA Extension Office

Water Testing

Water Testing

Your water should be safe to drink and acceptable for all other household uses. In addition to illness, a variety of less serious problems such as taste, color, odor and staining of clothes or fixtures are symptoms of water quality problems.

Resources for Water Testing

Routine tests for household wells, lead, nitrates, pesticides, minerals, pH and petroleum products are among the many tests that can be performed. Costs are dependent upon which test is selected.

It takes 7-10 business days from the time the lab receives the sample for results to be made available. PLEASE NOTE - During the holiday season there are times when the lab is closed resulting in longer than usual turnaround for results.


Please Note:  Due to lab closures for the holidays, we will not be accepting ANY samples between 12/12/17 and 1/8/18.