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LaGrange County Health Department & WIC

304 North Townline Road, Suite 1. LaGrange, IN 46761-1319 Phone (260) 499-4182 Fax (260) 499-4189

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Food Regulations
Food Permit
Commercial Water Well
Residential Water Well
Food Handler Certificate
Well Records
Drinking Water Quality Monitoring
Residential Water Well Testing

The LaGrange County Health Department has free sample bottles to test drinking water wells.
FREE sample bottles can be taken any time during regular hours and bring back the water samples to the health Department ONLY Tuesday before NOON (NEW SCHEDULE).

The water samples are commonly tested for Bacteria and Nitrates. Each sample needs to be in a separate bottle. The testing fee is $20 for Bacteria, $25 for Nitrate and $5 for courier service to the Hoosier Microbiology Laboratory (HML, (800) 551-5217) (total cost is $25 for bacteria only, $30 for nitrate only or $50 for both bacteria and nitrate).
General Information
The LaGrange County has not water well ordinances. It is recommended to test private water supplies ("wells") annually for nitrate and coliform bacteria. If any of these tests are over the maximum contaminant level that are recommended for household water well; additional tests could be done to detect possible contamination problems.

What contaminants should you test for? LaGrange County Health Department brochure


• Drinking Water and Health: What you need to know (EPA)
• Private Drinking Water Wells (EPA)
• Contaminants in Well Water (Parasites) [CDC Web] [PDF]
• Water Wells Disinfection [EPA: Emergency] [EmergencyDisinfectionPart2.pdf] [IDEM: Procedures]
• Well Water Testing Frequently Asked Questions [CDC Web] [EPA]

• Visit the CDC webpage for more information about the following topics:

E. coli O157:H7Enteroviruses
CampylobacterHepatitis A Virus
Shigella Rotavirus



Public Drinking Water
• Safe Drinking Water Hotline 1-800-426-4791
• Indiana Drinking Water (EPA)

• Water Division IDEM



ISDH provides Quick Facts on cryptosporidiosis for distribution to the public available for download at In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extensive information on cryptosporidiosis available at For additional information about cryptosporidiosis or the outbreak investigation, please contact Shawna Feinman at 317- 234-2810 or