Well Water Sampling Information

Water Sampling &  Well Testing

The Health Department will sample water for bacteria, nitrates and fluoride free of charge under the following circumstances:

- Pregnant woman or newborn in household

- Follow-up on possible water-borne disease

All samples are submitted to the State Laboratory of Hygiene in Madison for testing.

Homeowners may also contact a private lab for water testing.

All wells that are used for drinking water should tested every year.

The easiest way to get a test kit is to call them at 608-224-6202 or 1-800-442-4618

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
Environmental Health Division
2601 Agriculture Drive
P.O. Box 7996
Madison, WI 53707-7996

Lab Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Water Testing Links:

Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene Tests Available

Cost of Testing at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene

Well Water Testing Information Link at UW-Stevens Point (Alternate)

Water samples MUST be submitted in a special container provided by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.