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Drinking Water Testing
Drinking Water 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.
Learn about water testing
- Find out what you should test.
- Read more on why you should test your water.
- Read more about groundwater and drinking water.
- Learn about testing for lead in school and child care drinking water and see the results.
order testing supplies
- Get forms and ordering information.
- Find drop-off locations for water samples.
- Watch a step-by-step video on how to test your drinking water.
- Iron and Sodium tests are currently being subcontracted. You can continue to order these tests from us and we will send you all the results. For more information, see our frequently asked questions.
understanding your test results and treatment options
- Learn about how to read and understand your results.
- Search an A-Z list of drinking water contaminants.
- Find out about water treatment options.
Here is a list of nearby labs that offer the Vermont Homeowners Testing Package, including the recommended test kits for Total Coliform/E.coli bacteria, Arsenic, Chloride, Copper, Fluoride, Hardness, Iron, Lead (first draw), Lead (flush), Manganese, Nitrate as N, Nitrite as N, Sodium, Gross Alpha Radiation, Uranium, pH.
Search a map for other certified drinking water labs
|Eastern Analytical, Inc.||25 Chenell Drive, Concord, NH||603-228-0528|
|Endyne, Inc.||56 Etna Road, Lebanon, NH||603-678-4891|
|Endyne, Inc.||315 New York Road, Plattsburgh, NY||518-563-1720|
|Endyne, Inc.||160 James Brown Drive, Williston, VT||802-879-4333|
|Granite State Analytical Services, LLC||22 Manchester Road, Derry, NH||603-432-3044|
|Nelson Analytical||490 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, NH||603-622-0200|
In This Section
Find information that could affect Vermont waters, including your drinking water.
The water test(s) to be ordered depends on the source of your water.
The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory (VDHL) has the ability to analyze drinking water samples for multiple chemical contaminants