Drinking Water Testing

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.

** Iron and Sodium tests are currently being subcontracted. You may continue to order tests from us and we will continue to send you all the results. **    

    For more information on iron and sodium subcontracting, please see our FAQ.

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Alternate drinking water testing laboratories

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 for other certified drinking water labs

Lab Name Address Phone
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 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.