Arrangements For Water Testing
Water testing is available through the Public Health Madison & Dane County laboratory. For information on making arrangements for testing, call the Public Health Laboratory at (608) 243-0357.
All water testing requires the use of a Water Testing Kit. Kits can be ordered by mail by calling (608) 243-0357 or can be picked up during business hours (8 am to 4 pm).
Pick Up Locations and Hours of Operation
Public Health Laboratory - City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 516B. (If no one is available in Room 516B, please go to Room 507.)
- International Lane Office (by Dane County Airport):
Please call (608) 243-0357 for pick up arrangements.
Return Locations and Hours of Operation
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 516B, Madison
Metals, Non-Metals and Pesticide:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 am - 4 pm
Thursday, 8 am - 1 pm
Monday and Tuesday, 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, 8 am - 2 pm.
2701 International Lane, Suite 204, Madison
Testing Your Drinking Water
Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:45 am - 8:30 am
Testing for iron, manganese, arsenic, lead, copper, other metals, fluoride, water hardness, fertilizers, pesticides and other contaminants are also available. Costs for these tests vary. Under certain conditions, some tests can be performed free of charge. Laboratory staff can assist in selecting appropriate tests and in interpreting results.
If you live in a home built before 1930, you should have your water tested for lead. If you live in a home or have had your plumbing worked on recently, you may want to want to consider testing your water for copper.
For information about drinking water quality data
in Dane County.