Water Testing

Deciding what tests to perform on your water is an important step. The information below is provided as a guide to help you determine what testing is right for you.

Private Wells

Private wells are susceptible to contamination. At a minimum, we recommend testing your well water annually and prior to purchasing a home for total Coliform and E.Coli. This is an important step in ensuring the safety of anyone using/drinking well water.

Testing Packages

We offer testing packages to make your life easier. Each package includes typical tests performed for specific categories.


  • Total Coliform / E. Coli
  • Calcium Hardness
  • pH
  • Alkalinity
  • Conductivity
  • Corrosivity Index
  • Nitrates


  • Copper (Cu)
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Manganese (Mn)
  • Sodium (Na)


  • Total Coliform / E. Coli
  • Nitrates
  • Nitrite
  • Lead (Pb)


  • Total Coliform / E. Coli
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count
  • Color
  • Turbidity
  • Total Suspended Solids
  • Total Hardness
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Manganese (Mn)
  • UV 254 Transmittance

Recommended Testing Based on Concerns


  1. Water smells or tastes odd
  2. Water tastes metallic
  3. Water tastes salty
  4. Reddish Brown Color / Rust Sediment
  5. Green / Blue Staining
  6. White or Brown Sediment
  7. Near Lake or Pond for Swimming
  8. Near a Highway
  9. Near Farmland
  10. Near an Apple Orchard
  11. Near Junkyard, Dump, Landfill or Factory
  12. Near Gas Station or Underground Oil Tank
  13. Near Fish Pond

Recommended Testing

  1. Total Coliform / E. Coli
  2. Metals Package (See Packages Above)
  3. Chlorides, Total Dissolved Solids
  4. Iron (Fe)
  5. Copper (Cu), Corrosivity Package
  6. Hardness, Metals Package
  7. Fecal Coliform
  8. Chlorides
  9. Nitrates
  10. Nitrates, Arsenic, Pesticides
  11. VOC, Total Dissolved Solids, pH, Chlorides, Heavy Metals
  12. VOC
  13. Fecal Coliform, Dissolved Oxygen, Alkalinity, Total Phosphate, Nitrate, pH