Test your water if you have concerns about its quality.

Labs for Testing Your Drinking Water

Listed below are laboratories which provide information, sampling instructions and containers, and analyses for private or public drinking 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 drinking water, the levels of minerals or metals (inorganics), or the possibility of solvent (organic) contamination of your drinking 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 drinking water. In no case, should you sample before contacting the lab.  For general information about taking drinking water samples and caring for your drinking water well visit our Well Water page

(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

Community Science Institute, Inc.
Cornell Business and Technology Park
95 Brown Road
Room 283
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-6606

Yaws Environmental Laboratory
951 East Shore Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 277-7128

Microbac New York
P.O. Box 5150
3821 Buck Drive
Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 753-3403

JLI Environmental Laboratories
42 Washington Street
Auburn, NY
13021(315) 253-4433 or (800) 242-8249

Spectrum Analytical
6263 E Taft Rd.
North Syracuse, NY 13212
(315) 214-5777

Last updated September 18, 2023