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Water tested Private well water samples are tested for bacteria and other contaminants. We do not test City of Springfield water. If there is an issue with City of Springfield water, please contact the Blackman Water Treatment Plant at 417-831-8820.
Get a testing kit Pick up a testing kit Mondays-Fridays 8:00 am-4:30 pm at the Health Department. The standard bacteria test only requires one bottle of water. Chemical tests will require a different type of bottle. Please ask for the specific number of bottles needed.
Submit water sample Within 48 hours from the time the sample is collected, bring the sample to the Health Department Mondays-Thursdays, 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Samples are not accepted on Fridays.
If your test results are not satisfactory, you can "shock" your well to disinfect it by following these instructions.
How often should I test my well water?
Each year for bacteria.
Every 2-3 years for harmful chemicals.
When there is a change in color, smell or taste.
If someone in the household becomes pregnant.
After any work is done on the well.
If someone in the household has an unexplained stomach illness.
If your well runs dry and comes back.
When you experience problems near your well (such as flooding, land disturbances, nearby waste disposal sites).
Nitrate / nitrogen
We do not have testing capabilities for trichloroethylene (TCE). If you have questions about TCE or are concerned about the area near the former Litton Systems Inc site, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is overseeing this site cleanup. Click here for more information