Laboratory Services and Well Water Testing
Collection and Testing of Drinking Water Samples
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD) Laboratory, is accredited by NELAP, and tests samples for public water systems and individual well waters intended for human consumption.
Water samples are accepted from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday. Please call before holidays, to check hours. Sterile sample bottles can be picked up from Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department or Scurry County Health Department.
Water samples are not accepted on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays. Samples more than 30 hours old when received will not be tested. We do not accept water samples by mail. Must be submitted on ice, but NOT frozen!
Water is tested for the presence of total coliform bacteria and E.coli. The analysis takes 24 hours to complete.
The fee for water testing is $25 per sample. Payment is due at time of service.
Information for sample collection is available at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Water Lab located at 301 E. 12th St. in Sweetwater or call 325-235-5463 ext. 1005