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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.

Please call our office for instructions on how to properly take water samples as timing and procedures vary. Please do not bring in water samples in jars with metal lids. 

It takes 7-10 business days from the time the lab receives the sample for results to be made available for most of our water and soil tests. 


PLEASE NOTE - During the holiday season there are times when the lab is closed resulting in longer than usual turnaround for results.