Water Testing Labs
Listed below are laboratories which provide information, sampling instructions and containers, and analyses for private or public water supplies in this area. All analyses that are needed to comply with any regulation (such as Part 5 of the New York State Sanitary Code, or the Tompkins County Sanitary Code) must be performed by a laboratory that has been certified by the NYS Health Department. These labs are only certified for the types of analyses listed.
Whether you are concerned about the microbiological quality of your water, the levels of minerals or metals (inorganics), or the possibility of solvent (organic) contamination of your water, we encourage you to contact the Tompkins County Health Department Division of Environmental Health for consultation. If you then choose to use the services of any of these labs, you should call them as soon as you decide. In all cases, you will need to obtain instructions and sampling containers from the lab and this may take a few days wait before you can sample your water. In no case, should you sample before contacting the lab.
(This listing is for your convenience only, and no representations are made for the quality of the work or the completeness of the listings.)
Labs That Perform Microbiological, Organic and Inorganic Analyses
Yaws Environmental Laboratory
951 East Shore Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850
JLI Environmental Laboratories
42 Washington Street
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 253-4433 or (800) 242-8249