Free Nitrate Screening

For Private Well/Spring Owners

Southwest District Health will provide free testing for nitrate levels in drinking water for private well/spring owners at the following locations:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Caldwell Office – 13307 Miami Lane (corner of Hwy 55/Florida) – 9 AM 4 PM

Homedale Office – 132 East Idaho Street – 9 AM to 12 PM

Emmett Office – 1008 East Locust (near Hospital) – 9 AM to 12 PM

Payette Office – 1155 Third Ave North – 9 AM to 12 PM

Weiser Office – 46 West Court – 9 AM to 12 PM

Bring water sample in a clean container.  (No less than a pint, a quart is preferred)

If you wish to send a water sample to the State of Idaho Laboratory in Boise for further types of water testing, please bring in at least a quart of water.

If you want to have your water tested for total coliform and E coli bacteria, you will need to collect the sample in a special bottle that can be picked up at the health department.

The lab will send a bill for the cost of the water testing.

Commonly requested lab tests and prices:

  • Coliform bacteria/E coli – $18
  • Nitrate – $19
  • Nitrite – $19
  • Arsenic – $21
  • Fluoride – $19
  • Uranium – $44
  • Iron – $13
  • Manganese $13
  • Lead – $21

Please call 208-455-5400 if you have any questions.

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