UGA Extension Office

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

Well Testing after Wet Weather

Coliform Bacteria in Your Water

Disinfecting Your Well Water: Shock Chloriniation

Testing for Water Quality

Common Water Tests:

Basic Water Test = $24 includes shipping and handling
Expanded Water Test = $68 includes shipping and handling
Total Coliform/E. coli = $46 includes kit and shipping
Home Loan Closing = $95 includes kit and shipping

Routine tests for household wells, lead, nitrates, pesticides, minerals, pH and petroleum products are among the many tests that can be performed. Costs vary.