Water Testing

The University of Wisconsin-Extension Price County has partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Water and Environmental Analysis Lab in offering Water Testing Kits which can be picked up at our Extension office, 104 S Eyder Ave, Room 240, Phillips, WI.

Click here for more information or to request a kit mailed to you. 

Water Testing Price List

Homeowner Package​

Includes​Information on test
Total Coliform Bacteria*​Tests if your well is producing bacteriologically free water. This is the most important test to perform regularly on a private water supply.​​
Nitrate-Nitrogen*​Nitrate is the most common chemical contaminant in Wisconsin groundwater. Sources of nitrate include fertilizers, septic systems or manure and bio-solid applications. This test serves as an indicator of land-use impacts and may indicate the presence of other contaminants such as pesticides.​
pH​Measures the relative acidity of water. Useful in assessing the corrosivity of water to plumbing.​
Alkalinity​Amount of bicarbonate (acid neutralizing capacity). This test is related to pH and important for determining the corrosivity index.​
Total Hardness​Measure of the amount of calcium and magnesium. Important for water softening considerations.​
Chloride​Another indicator of overall water quality and land-use impacts. If elevated indicates contamination from septic systems, fertilizers, or road salts.
Conductivity​Measure of total dissolved minerals in water. Changes in conductivity over time may be indicative of contamination from surrounding land-use activities.
Corrosivity Index​This is a calculation to determine whether your water will form scale or be corrosive.​
*Test important to health

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