Drinking Water Test Packages

Note: Tests must be paid for in advance. (Cash or checks payable to NEL.)

Well Group: alkalinity, arsenic, calcium, chloride, conductivity, fluoride, hardness, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, nitrate nitrogen, nitrite nitrogen, orthophosphate, pH, potassium, Ryznar Stability Index (corrosivity), sodium, sulfate.

Please read the following instructions carefully since failure to do so can very likely result in a contaminated sample. Whenever possible, collect the sample from a kitchen faucet.

Well Group Sample Collection Instructions:

  1. Remove the screen/aerator from the faucet before collecting the sample.
  2. Dry the mouth of the faucet and wipe with alcohol. ( When sample must be collected from an outside faucet, first clean with bleach).
  3. Run the cold water for at least two minutes.
  4. Collect a sample in a sterile 8 ounce container, leaving some air space in the container.
  5. Collect sample in 1 L plastic bottle provided.
  6. Samples must be kept cool and received at the lab within 24 hours.

A final report will be mailed when all tests are completed. Turnaround time is approximately 10 business days.