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Well Water Sampling Information

It is recommended that all wells used for drinking water be tested annually for safety.

The Health Department provides well water testing kits 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

All samples are submitted to the State Laboratory of Hygiene in Madison for testing, fees for each test is as follows:

Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene Tests Available and Cost
(Prices subject to change - see link above)

Atrazine (Triazine Screen) $30.00 
Bacteria (Total Coliform) $27.00 
Copper $20.00 
E-Coli Bacteria (in swimming beach water) $37.00
Fluoride $20.00
Iron Bacteria (requires separate container) $52.00
Sulfate Reducing Bacteria (requires separate container) $52.00 
Lead (private residence)
Lead (Rush)
Nitrate $27.00
Nitrate (Rush) $54.00
All water samples MUST be submitted in a special container provided by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.

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