Water testing kits are available at the Lawrence County Health Department for testing private wells.
We can test for nitrates and coliform bacteria. The nitrate test is $15.00 and can be performed in a matter of minutes. The bacteria test is $20.00 and takes 24 hours for results.
If you are needing water testing for a Loan Evaluation, it is required that LCHD staff takes the sample for it to be official. The cost is $50.00
A well water series can be sent to the state for testing. This includes tests for pH, nitrate, chloride, sulfate, fluoride, iron, manganese, and lead. The state requires that our staff draws the sample. The cost is $50.00.
We recommended individuals test their well water annually. If coliform bacteria or E. coli is present in the sample, instructions on how to disinfect your water will be provided. After you have performed the disinfection process it is advised that you test your water again.
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