Drinking Water Quality Monitoring
Residential Water Well Testing
The LaGrange County Health Department has free sample bottles to test drinking water wells.
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).
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.
• Drinking Water and Health: What you need to know (EPA
• Private Drinking Water Wells (EPA