According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many people in the United States receive their water from private ground water wells. EPA regulations that protect public drinking water systems do not apply to privately owned wells. As a result, owners of private wells are responsible for ensuring that their water is safe from contaminants. The CDC recommends private wells be tested at least once a year for partial chemistries and bacteria.
Kent County Health Department Laboratory
700 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Please Note: The laboratory observes all county holidays, observed holidays are listed below. Please also note that samples should not be mailed the day before a holiday to ensure timely reporting.
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Laboratory is Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and CLIA certified, and staffed by board certified Senior Medical Laboratory Scientists. Downloadable our State Certificates:
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, expires 11/1/2018
- DEQ Drinking Water Inorganic Chemistry, expires 11/25/2021
- DEQ Drinking Water Microbiology, expires 11/25/2021
Would you like to have your results emailed to you? Click the link to download the email disclosure: Client Email Agreement.
|Laboratory Testing Menu and Testing Fees*
All fees payable when samples are submitted to Environmental Health for testing.
|Drinking Water Bacteria (Total Coliform)||$16.00|
|Swimming Pool Bacteria (Total Coliform)||$16.00|
|Pond, Lake, Stream, or other Surface water Count for Bacteria||$19.00|
|Automated Partial Chemistry: Hardness, Sulfate, Iron, Nitrate, Nitrite, Fluoride, Chloride, and pH||$20.00|
|Corrosion control (Lead & Copper)||$26.00|
*Fees are subject to change.
- Requisition for Water Sample Unit Form
- Request for Water Analysis
- How To Read Your Water Report
- Interpretation Water Results
Sample collection kits are available at no charge at the Kent County Health Department, Environmental Health Division.