On this page you will find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and important documents you may need to bring with you. If you have any further questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at our office.
- Directions for Disinfecting a Well - This document includes instructions on how to disinfect a well.
- Guidelines for Irrigation Water - This document includes the guidelines for irrigation water.
- Guidelines for Domestic Water - This document includes the guidelines for domestic water.
- Directions for Collecting a Bacteriological Sample - This document includes the directions for how to collect a bacteriological sample.
- Guidelines for Domestic Irrigation - This document includes the guidelines for domestic irrigation.
- Chain of Custody - Fill out the Chain of Custody form when dropping off samples.
- Notes To Laboratory Clients - This document contains notes to our clients regarding bacterial examinations.
Frequently Asked Questions
If your questions are not answered here, please feel free to call our office. We will be more than happy to assist you.
I received a notice in the mail to test for arsenic. Do you test for arsenic?
What forms of payment do you take?
Cash, check, or Credit Card. Accepted Credit Cards include Visa, Master Card, Discover, Amex.
What are your hours of operation?
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.
What kind of tests do you do?
Do you test wells?
Yes! We test well water.
How long will my tests take?
We test for various contaminants at Brelje & Race Labs. Each test we perform varies in length. Please contact our office for more information on how long tests take to perform.
How often should you test your water?
Private well water should be tested once a year. Surface water testing should be done seasonally, due to environmental factors. Other reasons to have your water tested include: flooding, land disturbances, nearby waste disposal sites, if you replace or repair any portion of your well system, or if you notice a change in color, odor, or taste of your water.
Why should I have my well water tested?
Contaminated drinking water can cause long-term health effects. Because a lot of contaminants are naturally occurring, it is possible for your water supply to become contaminated. We suggest to test water annually to ensure safety.
Where do water contaminants come from?
Contaminants can occur naturally in your environment or cultivate from human activity. While contaminants such as arsenic occur naturally in the water supply; leaks, spills, septic systems, human/animal wastes, landfills, pesticides, and improper waste disposal can also cause water contamination.