A Certified Inspector for the health department may, upon request, sample private water wells and cisterns for coliform bacteria through the state public health laboratory.  Sampling may be done on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday for submittal to the lab.   The state charges a sampling fee of $50 for private water testing.  Persons wishing to have their water tested for other contaminates should contact a private water laboratory.

The health department may waive the sampling fee when the sampling is done in conjunction with a disease investigation.