Well Water Testing

  1. Water that is tested
    Private well water samples are tested for bacteria and other contaminants.
    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.

  2. Get a testing kit
    Pick up a testing kit Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at the Health Department 227 E. Chestnut Expwy.
    The standard bacteria test only requires one bottle of water. Other tests may require additional bottles of water. Please ask for the specific number of bottles needed.

  3. Collect the sample
    Follow these step-by-step directions.

  4. Submit test form and payment
    After collection, submit one of the following forms for type of test and payment.

    Bacteria Test 
    Chemical Test

  5. Submit water sample
    Within 48 hours from the time the sample is collected, bring the sample Monday through Thursday from 8am to 3:30pm at the Health Department 227 E. Chestnut Expwy.  Samples are not accepted on Friday.

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).
TestFee
Chlorine$8
Hardness$8
Iron$8
Nitrate / nitrogen$8
Standard bacteria$13
Sulfate$8

227 E Chestnut Expwy
Springfield, MO 65802

Hours subject to change during holiday weeks.

November 11 (testing only on Monday and Tuesday)

November 25 (testing only on Monday and Tuesday)

December 24 (testing Monday-Wednesday)

December 31 (testing Monday-Wednesday)

For questions or if you are having issues completing the online forms, please Contact us online or call at 417-864-1672

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.