Water Testing

Tri-County Health Department does not have a water testing laboratory; however, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) Laboratory Services Division does test water samples for private citizens. If you need guidance to help determine what to test for, please contact TCHD's water program specialist.

CDPHE Laboratory Services Division, Water Testing - The CDPHE's Laboratory Service Division accepts water samples from the public. When you place an order, either online or by phone, the laboratory will send you sample bottles appropriate for the tests you order. Follow sampling instruction carefully to ensure the most accurate results.

CDPHE's Water Testing Fees and Packages - CDPHE's current list of well testing packages individual water tests and more

CDPHE's Water Testing Online Ordering Form - CDPHE's online ordering form for well owners, private citizens and realtors.

State Certified Water Testing Labs (PDF) - Please note that some of the private companies listed to not test for water , and most cities and pubic water supplier do not accept samples from private well owners

Water Testing Kit


Bacteria in Well Water (PDF)

How to Understand Laboratory Results

Have you had your private well water tested recently by an analytical laboratory? Is it a challenge to determine what the numbers mean to your health? Would you like an easy-to-use means to understand the test results? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, this online tool on Understanding Laboratory Results might be what you need.