Water Sampling

Labs for Drinking Water Analysis
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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the annual bacteria sampling of drinking water from wells, hauled water storage tanks, cisterns, ponds, or springs. There can also be other contaminants in the private water system (PWS) which may pose a health threat. Some commonly requested tests for drinking water include:

  • Bacteria: Total coliform bacteria and E. coli 
  • Nitrate/Nitrite
  • Lead
  • Copper

SCPH Water Testing To have your water tested by an SCPH inspector, please complete the Request Form and submit to SCPH with payment. Once the request has been received, an inspector will contact you to schedule an appointment. 

High Bacteria Sample Results If your sample results show a high bacteria level, it is recommended that the PWS is chlorinated and then re-sampled. It is recommended that a contractor chlorinate the well, however the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has homeowner disinfection instructions on their website.

Submit an Application     Our office hours are 8am - 4pm;  Monday - Friday. A fee will apply on all credit card transactions.

Drop off:

Drop off application at 1867 W. Market St., Akron. Environmental Health is located in Building C (drive to the back of the parking lot). Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted.

Mail In:

Mail application along with payment (cash or check) to: 1867 W. Market St., Akron OH 44313


Email application to ehpayments@schd.org. Once application has been emailed, call 330.926.5600 to pay over the phone by credit card.