Water Testing

Including Well Water Testing

See two links below for water testing - 
Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene and UW Stevens Point.
Homeowners may also contact a private lab for water testing.

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All wells that are used for drinking water should be tested every year.
Testing resources listed below.
The Health Department will sample water for bacteria, nitrates and fluoride free of charge under certain circumstances:

Pregnant woman or newborn in household

Follow-up on possible water-borne disease

Fluoride level check for infants or children needing fluoride supplements
due to primary drinking source being well water 

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

For all other water samples a request can be made to the
 State Laboratory of Hygiene.

The easiest way to get a test kit is to call them at:

608-224-6202 or 1-800-442-4618

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

Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene Tests Available

Cost of Testing at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene


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

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

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Alternate Well Water Testing at UW-Stevens Point - Water and Environmental Analysis Lab