all locations 9 to 4 Mondays - Thursdays 9 to 3 Fridays Weekend drop-offs may be available at select times and locations. If you would like to schedule a Saturday drop-off, you must call the lab before the end of the business day on Thursday. Weekend drop-offs are not guaranteed at all locations.
Clean water is one of our most important resources. Water from private wells does not go through the same regulatory protections as it does in public water systems. Homeowners with private wells are responsible for ensuring their water supply is protected and safe to drink. The EPA recommends that homeowner on private wells test their well annually to ensure the water is safe.
In addition to testing your well for bacteria and nitrates annually, check with your local health department to determine if your area may be at higher risk of specific contaminants.
Well water is also prone to high levels of minerals which can cause aesthetic problems. Chlorides and low pH cause corrosion problems. Iron, manganese, and hardness cause problems like staining, noticeable taste, and scaling.
Packages for Homeowners
The following packages offer self-sample collection kits or the option to have a certified water sampler come to your home to collect the sample. Samples collected for regulatory requirements, building permits, Certification of Potability, real estate transactions, or bank loans must be collected by a certified water sampler. Call us at (410) 224-4304 to schedule an appointment.
Do you want to take your own sample? Home sampling kits are available! Please call us at (410) 224-4304 for pricing.
Water can be tested for just about any mineral or impurity. However, the most common sample group is called the Potability Water Sample, also sometimes referred to as “Chemical and Bacteria Testing.” Should there be a problem, water conditioning units are available for any impurity found in the water. Most lenders require a potability water sample. Tests for:
Nitrates + Nitrites
Turnaround Time: 2 Business Days
Turnaround Time: 2-3 Business Days
Other testing of interest to homeowners:
**Additional analytes available
Inorganic Compounds (IOC)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
Synthetic Organic Compounds (SOC)
Learn more about our other environmental testing services