The MCHD offers a water well test kit for homeowners to use to test their well water supply. The water test that we offer tests for coliform bacteria and E.coli. The kit includes a sterile water bottle, a shipping label, a form to fill out and send with the sample, and an instruction sheet detailing how to take a water sample. The water samples are sent to the IDPH lab in Springfield. Samples must be sent on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday the same day they are collected to reach the lab on time. It usually takes about 7-10 business days to get results back
The IDPH lab no longer offers nitrate testing. If you wish to test your water for any other possible contaminates we have a list of private laboratories that will test drinking water.