Annual Water Test

Updated: 12/16/2016 03:03:57 PM


Yearly health check-ups, visits to the dentist and regular oil changes for their cars are all activities people do to take care of what’s important to them. The Waukesha County Division of Environmental Health encourages private well owners to test wells annually or after modifying them in any way. Wells should also be tested when any change in taste, odor or appearance is noticed. You will need a water sample kit that includes a sterile bottle, detailed instructions for collecting the sample and a lab reporting slip. Our state-certified laboratory can analyze your water sample for bacteriological contamination and/or one or more chemical tests including nitrate, fluoride, hardness, chloride and iron. Private laboratories also provide these services.

To find out how much each water test costs click Water Test Fees.

You can obtain a water sample kit for the tests you select in three ways:

  • Order by phone using a Visa/MasterCard or American Express by calling (262) 896-8300 or (800) 567-2366 (a $3 handling fee will be applied to the total cost of the analyses you select),
  • Mail a check payable to "Waukesha County" for the fee total plus $3 for handling to:
    Environmental Health Division
    515 W. Moreland Boulevard, Room AC 260
    Waukesha WI, 53188
  • Pick up your kit(s) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the same address.

For information on how to interpret the results of your water test: 
Water Test Result Interpretation 

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