I test for everything?|
but there are hundreds of water tests and it would cost thousands of dollars.
Coliform bacteria, nitrate, arsenic, and lead tests cover most common health issues
in drinking water. Iron is a nuisance, not usually a health issue, and is often
found in well water. |
much does it cost for a water test?|
AddyLab for current fee information (360) 750-0055. |
long does water testing take?|
turn around time for coliform bacteria test is one day. Nitrates and fluoride
are tested once a week. Other tests, like the arsenic and lead, may require 8-10
working days. Extra costs may be paid to rush samples to 4-6 days.|
do I know if the water from my well is safe to drink?|
by laboratory testing for bacteria or chemicals can you assure your water is safe.
If coliform bacteria are present, dangerous bacteria and viruses may be in your
drinking water. In the Pacific Northwest another concern is the naturally occurring
contaminate arsenic. The only way to determine if you have a safe level of arsenic,
or any arsenic at all, is to test your water.|
causes rotten-egg smell from my well water? |
sulfide, the rotten-egg smell, may be caused by sulfate-reducing bacteria, water
heaters, natural sources or contamination.|
are you located?|
East Evergreen Blvd. Vancouver (Click here for Directions
you have other places I can pick up bottles?|
You can pick up bottles at these locations:|
Woodland Hi-School Pharmacy (return samples Monday - Wednesday).
Sample pickup will be Tuesday through Thursday.
Ground Ace Hardware (return only on Sunday - Wednesday).
will be Monday through Thursday.
Drop Off Location:
Watch & Clock Repair|
1220 Ocean Beach Highway
Pick up is at 8:00 AM Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday.
Please drop off your sample the day before.
can I pay for my testing?|
check, credit, and debit cards are accepted at AddyLab.
the Battle Ground Ace Hardware and Woodland Hi-School Pharmacy payment is by cash
and checks only.
payments only please at Haase Watch & Clock Repair.
tested my water before - Do I need to test it again? |
recommends testing your well for bacteria and nitrate annually. For other tests,
consult with the AddyLab staff.|
tests are required for WAVE permit in Clark County?|
You obtain the bottles from us. We send a
report to you and you provide the report to the county.
do I do if I find coliform bacteria in my well?|
for our Recommended Procedure for Disinfection of Contaminated Wells.|