Buchanan County, Iowa

Growing, but not outgrowing our values.

Environmental Health

Drinking Water Testing

Buchanan County offers water testing for drinking water.  If you have a private well, Grants to Counties (GTC) funds may be available to cover the costs for testing of coliform bacteria, E. Coli, nitrates, and arsenic.

Below are the costs charged for testing of common drinking water contaminats
Private Well When GTC Funds Are Available
Coliform bacteria, E. coli, and nitrates $0
Arsenic $0
Coliform bacteria, E. coli, nitrates and arsenic $0
Public Water Supply or Private Well When GTC Funds Are Depleted
Coliform bacteria, E. coli, and nitrates $50
Arsenic $50
Coliform bacteria, E. coli, nitrates and arsenic $70

Costs for testing are due at time of service.  Please make checks payable to Buchanan County.