Residential water quality testing available through the Summit County Health Department

In Ohio, an estimated 1.5 million people receive their drinking water from ground or surface water resources through private water systems such as wells, springs, ponds, rain water cisterns, and hauled water.  As a private well owner, you are responsible for testing your well to ensure that your water is safe to drink.  It is recommended that private water system owners test a few parameters such as total coliform bacteria, E. coli, nitrates and arsenic on a regular basis to maintain a record of water quality and identify any changes to the system.  

The Summit County Public Health Department laboratory offers a variety of low cost drinking water testing services, including tests for bacteria, lead, copper, arsenic, and nitrate/nitrite.  All homeowner samples are $10 per test.  They also offer arsenic testing free of charge (with other metals testing) to Summit County residents.  For more information, visit https://www.scph.org/water-quality/private-residential-homeowner-testing.