Well Water Testing
We provide well water testing and bacteriological and chemical analysis for all types of water systems. We also offer town-based testing programs, individually designed to assist municipalities with resident water testing requirements. Our staff is available to provide knowledge on a number of well water questions regarding safety of the water, well maintenance, and other well-related issues.
To decide what tests to request based on the symptoms you are experiencing–such as smell, taste, color, texture, or other identifiers–visit the Wisconsin DNR website at: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/DrinkingWater/IdentifySymptoms.html
Tests commonly requested at our facility include:
Click here for more information from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regarding arsenic in drinking water.
Click here for more information about bacteria in well water from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Soft water is corrosive, while hard water causes lime buildup and scaling. Hard water also decreases soap effectiveness when used for laundering or other cleaning purposes.
The present recommended limit for iron in water, 0.3 mg/l (ppm), is based on taste and appearance rather than on any detrimental health effect. Water with an excess of iron may have a metallic taste and an offensive odor.
It may also cause red, brown, or yellow staining and clogging in household fixtures such as bathtubs and sinks.
Click here for more information from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on iron in well water.
ERIC is state-certified by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to conduct analysis of Nitrate + Nitrite in drinking water.
Nitrate in drinking water has the capability of causing health risks, especially to pregnant women and small children, and is therefore beneficial to test for if the primary water consumption is from a well.
Click here for more information regarding nitrate in drinking water from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
It also is Wisconsin DNR state certified for arsenic and Nitrate + Nitrite – N in drinking water.
The Homeowner’s Package includes testing for bacteria, nitrate, arsenic, iron, pH and alkalinity.
Please contact the lab for pricing.
Request Sampling, Testing and Analysis
If you would prefer to have one of our water quality specialists sample your water, or if you would prefer we mail a water kit to you, please feel free to contact us.