Well Water Testing
The Anoka County Public Health and Environmental Services Department helps Anoka County residents protect their drinking water. One way to assure safe, quality drinking water is by having it tested.
Price Changes for Well Water Testing Starting January 1st, 2023
Anoka County has adjusted our well water testing prices, see below for updated prices of common tests.
- Sanitary Analysis - $35
- Bacteria only / re-test - $17
- Nitrates only / re-test - $17
- Arsenic - $17
- Lead - $18
- Manganese - $17
If you would like more information about pricing, or want to know the prices of our other tests, please call (763) 324-4207.
If you have concerns about the ongoing private well water investigation in Andover being conducted by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), please see their website on the topic here: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/andover
Anoka County does not have further information at this time. Please note that the Anoka County Well Water Testing program is not able to test for 1,4-dixoane, which is the chemical that has been found in some of the wells. Further questions can be directed to the MPCA contact listed on the website linked above.
Changes to Operations for Well Water Testing – See Details Below!
Below are the criteria for dropping off a sample:
Water test kits for sanitary analysis are currently available at the following locations during their regular business hours:
- Andover City Hall
- Bethel City Hall (23860 Dewey St NW)
- Blaine City Hall
- Blaine Public Works (1801 101st Ave NE, Blaine; (763) 785-6165 – please call ahead)
- Centerville City Hall
- Columbus City Hall
- East Bethel City Hall
- Ham Lake City Hall
- Lino Lakes City Hall
- Linwood Township Hall
- Nowthen City Hall
- Oak Grove City Hall
- Ramsey City Hall
Other Well Water Testing Options
If test results are needed quickly (turnaround time for samples submitted through the Anoka County program is approximately 3-4 weeks at this time), or if you need analyses done on a contaminant that we do not offer testing for, a list of private, state-accredited water testing laboratories is available under 'Related Documents' on the right hand side of this webpage.