Well Water Testing

We test private well water samples for bacteria and other contaminants. Starting November 1st, we are temporarily suspending chemical well water tests—only bacteria testing will be available until further notice.

Contact us to pick up a testing kit. To correctly collect your sample, follow these step-by-step directions.

Fees:

TestFee

Chlorine

$8

Hardness

$8

Iron

$8

Nitrate / nitrogen

$8

Standard bacteria

$13

Sulfate

$8

The standard bacteria test only requires one bottle of water. Other tests may require additional bottles of water. Please call us for the specific number of bottles needed.

If your test results are not satisfactory, you can "shock" your well to disinfect it by following these instructions.

How often should I test my well water?

  • Each year for bacteria.
  • Every 2-3 years for harmful chemicals.
  • When there is a change in color, smell or taste.
  • If someone in the household becomes pregnant.
  • After any work is done on the well.
  • If someone in the household has an unexplained stomach illness.
  • If your well runs dry and comes back.
  • When you experience problems near your well (such as flooding, land disturbances, nearby waste disposal sites).

227 E Chestnut Expwy
Springfield, MO 65802

Water sample drop-off hours:

Monday-Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-3pm

2020 Holiday Testing Availability:

  • Thanksgiving week –  Monday and Tuesday (11/23 and 11/24)
  • Christmas week –  Monday-Wednesday (12/21-12/23)
  • New Year's week –  Monday-Wednesday (12/28-12/30)

Hours subject to change during holiday weeks. Call 417-864-1672 to confirm.

Contact us:

Contact us online
or call us at 417-864-1672

We do not test City of Springfield water. If there is an issue with City of Springfield water, please contact the Blackman Water Treatment Plant at 417-831-8820.

We do not have testing capabilities for trichloroethylene (TCE). If you have questions about TCE or are concerned about the area near the former Litton Systems Inc site, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is overseeing this site cleanup. Click here for more information

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services can also answer questions about TCE via phone at 573-751-6102.