Where to Have Your Water Tested

AEX-315
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date: 
08/16/2010
Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Water Quality Specialist
Samhita Sengupta, Visiting Scientist, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Ohio has about 1 million homes using private wells. Since property owners are responsible for the well water quality, annual water testing for homes with private water supplies is recommended. Many private laboratories in Ohio will analyze water from public and private water supplies. This publication lists laboratories willing to accept water samples from the public for testing. These water testing laboratories are approved (as of April 2010) by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Ohio Department of Health. The list includes the names of laboratories in various counties of Ohio, addresses, phone numbers and websites. The Laboratories are certified to conduct certain types of chemical analysis and are labeled accordingly.

Contact your local Extension office for information on what to test for and how to collect a water sample. Other publications on water testing and water treatment can be found online at setll.osu.edu.

COUNTY LABORATORY INORGANIC SECONDARY ORGANIC (synthetic & pesticides) RADIO-
LOGICAL
MICROBIO-
LOGICAL
AUGLAIZE
BROOKSIDE LAB, INC.
308 South Main St
P.O. Box 456
New Knoxville, OH 45871
(419) 753-2448
FAX: (419) 753-2949
Cyanide
Nitrate
Nitrite
Sulphate
Fluoride
Chloride
pH
TDS
Zinc
Alkalinity
Hardness
Phosphate
Turbidity
Stability
Trihalomethanes
Vinyl Chloride
Volatile Organic Chem.
Carbamates
Haloacetic Acids [5]
N/P Pesticide
EDB/DBCP
Pht/Adi Esters
Chlorinated Acids
Diquat
Endothall
Glyphosate
Organohalides
PAHs-Benzo(a) Pyrene
PCBs
 
Total coliform
COSHOCTON
COSHOCTON ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING, INC.
709 Main St
Coshocton, OH 43812
(740) 622-3328
FAX: (740) 622-3368
Cyanide
Iron
Nitrate
Nitrite
Sulphate
Trace metals (12)
Aluminium
Chloride
Fluoride
Manganese
pH
Silver
TDS
Zinc
Alkalinity
Hardness
Magnesium
Calcium
Phosphate
Sodium
Stability
Trihalomethanes
Vinyl Chloride
Volatile Organic
Chemicals
   
FRANKLIN
ADVANCED ANALYTICS LABORATORY
1025 Concord Avenue
Columbus, OH 432122202
(614) 299-9922
FAX: (614) 299-4002
 
 
 
Haloacetic Acids [5]
Trihalomethanes
Vinyl Chloride
Volatile Organic Chemicals
 
BENCHMARK ENVIRONMENTAL LABS. INC.
4319 Indianola Avenue
Columbus OH 43214
(614) 267-4588
FAX: (614) 267-4588
 
 
 
 
Total Coliform
AMERICAN ANALYTICAL LABS - COLUMBUS
5777 Franz Road
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 791-1136
FAX: (614) 791-1287
Iron
Trace metals (12)
Aluminium
Chloride
Manganese
Silver
Zinc
Silica
Hardness
Magnesium
Calcium
Sodium
 
 
Total coliform
OHIO DEPT. OF HEALTH LABORATORY
8995 East Main Street, BLD. 22
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(614) 728-6230
FAX: (614) 728-6322
     
Gross Alpha
Gross Beta
Radium 226
Radium 228
Tritium
Iodine
Cesium 134
Major Constituents
 
GEAUGA
BIOSOLUTIONS, LLC
10180 Queens Way #6
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
(440) 708-2999
FAX: (440) 708-2988
Iron
Nitrate
Nitrite
Sulphate
Trace metals (12)
Aluminium
TOC/DOC
Fluoride
Cyanide
Chloride
Residual Chlorine
Manganese
pH
Silver
TDS
Zinc
Alkalinity
Hardness
Magnesium
Calcium
Phosphate
Sodium
Turbidity
Stability
 
 
Total coliform
GEAUGA CO. DEPT. OF WATER RESOURCES
470 Center Street, Bldg. 3
Chardon, OH 44024-1068
(440) 279-1975
FAX (440) 285-2864
Nitrate
Nitrite
Copper
Iron
Manganese
pH
Alkalinity
Hardness
Stability
Phosphate
Residual Chlorine
TDS
 
 
Total Coliform
Fecal Coliform
E. Coli
MAHONING
CARDINAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAB. LL
2870 Salt Springs Road
Youngstown, OH 44509
(330) 797-8844 or (800) 523-0347
FAX: (330) 797-3264
Lead
Nitrate
Nitrite
Copper
Iron
Manganese
pH
Phosphate
 
 
Total coliform
MEDINA
EASTERN LABORATORY SERVICES, LTD.
Suite 500-Route-18
1035 Medina Road
Medina OH 44256
(330) 670-7920
FAX: (330) 670-7920
Nitrates
Nitrites
     
Coliforms
E. Coli
Pseudomonas
MONTGOMERY
TEST AMERICA LABORATORIES, INC.
4738 Gateway Circle
Dayton, OH 45440
(937) 294-6856
FAX: (937) 499-1249
Cyanide
Iron
Nitrate
Nitrite
Sulphate
Trace metals (12)
Aluminium
TOC/DOC
Bromide
Chlorate
Chlorite
Fluoride
Chloride
Residual Chlorine
Manganese
pH
Silver
TDS
Zinc
Alkalinity
Hardness
Magnesium
Calcium
Phosphate
Sodium
Stability
Silica
Turbidity
Haloacetic Acids [5]
Trihalomethanes
Vinyl Chloride
Volatile Organic Chem.
  Total coliform
PERRY
TCCI LABORATORIES
120 West Broadway
P.O. Box 643
New Lexington, OH 43764-0643
(740) 342-1110
FAX: (740) 342-4750
Iron
Nitrate
Nitrite
Trace metals (12)
Fluoride
pH
Silver
TDS
Zinc
Alkalinity
Hardness
Manganese
Calcium
Phosphate
Sodium
Stability
Potassium
 
 
Total Colidform
E. Coli
SUMMIT 
ADAMS WATER LABORATORY, INC.
912 East Tallmadge Avenue
Akron, OH 44310-3514
(330) 633-3991
FAX: (330) 633-3827
Copper 
Lead
Nitrate
Nitrite
 
 
 
Total Coliform
E.. Coli- both by MMO- MUG
Total Coliform
Fecal Coliform
Both by Membrane Filter
SUMMIT ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3310 Win Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
(330) 253-8211
FAX: (330) 253-4489
Cyanide
Iron
Nitrate
Nitrite
Sulphate
Tracemetals (12)
Aluminium
TOC/DOC
UV 254
Bromide
Chlorate
Chlorite
Fluoride
Chloride
Residual Chlorine
Manganese
pH
Silver
TDS
Zinc
Alkalinity
Hardness
Magnesium
Calcium
Phosphate
Sodium
Silica
Turbidity
Haloacetic Acids [5]
Trihalomethanes
Vinyl Chloride
Volatile Organic Chem.
Carbamates
Chlorinated Acids
EDB/ DBCP
Diquat
Endothall
Glyphosate
N/P Pesticide
Organohalides
PAHs-benzo(a)pyrene
PCBs
Pht/Adi Esters
Gross Alpha
Gross Beta
Radium 226
Radium 228
 
SUMMIT
AMERICAL ANALYTICAL LABORATORY- AKRON
840 South Main Street
Akron, OH
(330) 535-1300
FAX: (330) 535-7246
Iron
Nitrate
Nitrite
Sulphate
Trace metals (12)
Aluminium
TOC/ DOC
Cyanide
Fluoride
UV 254
Chloride
Manganese
pH
Silver
TDS
Zinc
Alkalinity
Magnesium
Calcium
Phosphate
Sodium
Turbidity
Stability
 
 
UV 254
TUSCARAWAS
REAM & HAAGER LAB.
INC.
1226 Kaderly Street, N.W.
P.O. Box 746
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
(330) 343-3711
FAX: (330) 343-9858
Cyanide
Iron
Nitrate
Nitrite
Sulphate
Trace metals (12)
TOC/DOC
UV 254
Chloride
Fluoride
Residual Chlorine
Turbidity
Alkalinity
Hardness
Magnesium
Calcium
Phosphate
Sodium
Stability
 
 
Total Coliform
E. Coli
WOOD
JONES & HENRY LABORATORIES
2567 Tracy Road
Northwood, OH 43619
(419) 666-0411
FAX: (419) 666-1657
Cyanide
Iron
Nitrate
Nitrite
Sulphate
Trace metals (12)
Aluminium
TOC/DOC
UV 254
Chloride
Fluoride
Manganese
pH
Silver
TDS
Zinc
Alkalinity
Hardness
Magnesium
Calcium
Phosphate
Sodium
Stability
Trihalomethanes
Vinyl Chloride
Volatile Organic 
Chemicals
Haloacetic Acid [5]
 
 
Trace metals (12): Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Selenium, Thallium
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