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.