Can you test my well?

The Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories (KHEL) discontinued coliform testing of private well samples on August 1, 1989. Assuring the safety of private drinking water supplies really requires an assessment of the well location and construction as well as a site assessment for potential contaminants. For example, a poorly constructed well could be free of contaminants one day and then become highly contaminated the next after a heavy rainstorm washes contaminants into the well. Testing a single sample analysis is not a true indicator of the overall safety or purity of the water.

View a list of private labs to sample well water for Cryptosporidia or Giardia on the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation page.

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1. I missed my collection day. What do I do?
2. Can you test my well?
3. What about water supply address or personnel changes?
4. How does the Lab mail out the collection kits?
5. How do I handle collection kits that are delivered while I still have bottles to collect?
6. What can I do if I have sent my sample, but forgot to fill out the collection card?
7. What if there is a small amount of liquid or white powder in the bottle. Is it safe to use?
8. What should I do if the lid on the bottle is loose?
9. I had a positive sample and sent in a box of 3 Repeat samples, and now I have another box of 3 samples, what are they for?
10. I collected my sample but forgot to mail it or I know my sample will be too old.
11. Where do I take the replacement for my rejected sample?