Public Environmental and Water Testing Prices

Effective January 1, 2024

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(Prices subject to change without notice)

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Please Do NOT send payment with sample(s). We will bill you.

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Water Tests
Homeowner Package-includes: Total Coliform, E. coli, Nitrate, Nitrate+Nitrite, Nitrite, Fluoride, Metals Screen, Hardness, VOCs Screen, and Atrazine Screen (5 bottle kit) 21 $403.00
HUD/FHA-VA Loan Package-includes: Total Coliform, E. coli, Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite+Nitrate, Nitrite (3 bottle kit) 7 $138.00 More Info
HUD/FHA-VA Loan Package RUSH (3 bottle kit)
2 $276.00 More Info
Bacteria (Total Coliform/E. coli) – Presence/Absence 2 $35.00 More Info
E. Coli Bacteria in swimming beaches 2 $45.00 More Info
Heterotrophic plate count 3 $40.00 More Info
Iron Bacteria 7 $65.00 More Info
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2 $50.00 More Info
Arsenic 10

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Arsenic RUSH 2
Arsenic Speciation (if high total Arsenic) includes: Arsenic (total), Arsenic (dissolved), Arsenic III and Arsenic V 10 $150.00
Atrazine Screen 21 $60.00 More Info
Copper 10 $34.00 More Info
Copper RUSH 2 $68.00
Fluoride 3 $29.00
Hardness, includes: Calcium, Magnesium and Hardness Calc. 10 $41.00
Hardness RUSH 2 $82.00
Iron 10 $34.00  More Info
Iron RUSH 2 $68.00
Lead 10 $34.00  More Info
Lead RUSH 2 $68.00
Manganese 10 $34.00
Manganese RUSH 2 $68.00
Metals Screen-includes: Aluminum, Arsenic, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Nickel, Strontium, Vanadium, Zinc and Hardness – NO SUBSTITUTIONS 10 $84.00
Metals Screen RUSH 2 $168.00
Nitrate 3
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Nitrate RUSH 1
*Radon in water (Radon in water tests are generally not necessary unless air radon levels are high) 5

Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) Screen 21


Other Environmental Tests
Asbestos in building material (tiles, ceilings) 10

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Lead in paint chips, soil and surface dust 7

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Mold Testing (household)
Call for more information 608-224-6261
$42.00 –

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† Special information regarding HUD/FHA Loan Requirements

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the tests listed on private well water prior to accepting a house for FHA mortgage insurance. The Veteran’s Administration has the same requirements. The test results must meet the minimal drinking water quality requirements specified by HUD based on EPA recommendations. Please see your mortgage company for additional information.


Kit Ordering Information

You may order sampling kits by calling (800) 442-4618 (in Dane County call 608-224-6202) or at our Customer Service desk in the lobby at 2601 Agriculture Drive in Madison, WI. Shipment of the kits to you is free, but you will have to pay for return shipment to our lab. Do not send payment with your samples. You will be billed after the tests are completed.


Water Testing Policy and Sample Requirements:

To ensure quality services, carefully follow all instructions, complete all test request forms thoroughly and submit water samples in the bottles provided by the WSLH. The bottles provided are pre-approved (i.e., quality checked) for the specific tests you requested. Failure to follow instructions or not use approved sample bottles may result in rejection of your sample(s).


Sending Your Water Sample

You can drop off your water sample at our Customer Service Desk in the lobby at 2601 Agriculture Drive, Monday – Friday from 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM or you can ship your sample to us.

Because some drinking water samples must be tested within a short time period after sampling, do NOT ship samples to WSLH on Fridays for Saturday delivery. The WSLH building is not open to the general public on weekends and holidays and staff may not be available to process your samples. Even with overnight delivery, samples may not be received or processed to meet the time limit requirement and another sample will need to be taken and shipped.


Directions to WSLH – Environmental Health Division Lab at 2601 Agriculture Drive

We are located on Madison’s southeast side – just northwest of the intersection of Interstate Hwy. 90 and U.S. Hwys. 12 & 18. From Hwys. 12 & 18 (the south “Beltline”), take U.S. Hwy. 51 (Stoughton Road) north about one mile. Turn right (east) onto Pflaum Road. Proceed about one mile on Pflaum Road, and then veer right onto Agriculture Drive. Our building is on the hillside on the left. Customer parking is available near the entrance. Our Customer Service Department is just inside the entrance. Location map