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Water Testing Information

HML (Hoosier Microbiology Laboratory)

HML has implemented new sampling procedures which require the use of different sample containers.

Water samples must be both COLLECTED AND DELIVERED to the health department on Tuesday at noon.

Sterile bottles with the blue sterile seal are used to test for:

  • Total coliform count (drinking water)
  • Pools
  • E. coli (wastewater, groundwater)

Non-sterile inorganic bottles with the orange sticker are used to test for:

  • Nitrite
  • Nitrate
  • Fluoride
  • Cyanide
  • Sulfate

Non-sterile metal bottles with the red sticker are used to test for:

  • Arsenic
  • Lead
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Sodium

Click here for information about water testing costs.