Drinking Water Testing

Bottles of water and flasks on lab bench ready for testing.

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory provides chemical, radiological and microbiological analyses for public and private drinking water. Our laboratory is accredited by the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) for drinking water testing.

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The water test(s) to be ordered depends on the source of your water.

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory can perform total coliform/E.coli bacterial testing on any public water supply or private well

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory offers two tests for radioactivity in drinking water: gross alpha activity and radon in water

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory (VDHL) has the ability to analyze drinking water samples for multiple chemical contaminants

The VDHL offers a wide range of testing including heavy metals (e.g. lead, arsenic, uranium, iron) and water hardness.