Lab Services

The Maine Water Company’s laboratory is registered with the State of Maine as a certified water testing lab. The lab provides testing for public water, waste water systems, and for residential customers whose water sources could include drilled wells, dug wells, or springs.

Residential wells should be tested periodically and also when:
 
    - A newborn joins the household 
    - Any changes in smell, taste or color are noticed 
    - New pipes, pumps, or treatment equipment are added to the system

 
Maine Water offers several standard water testing packages as well as individual tests. Test kits can be obtained in various ways: 
    - You can pick a kit up at any of the Maine Water facilities 
    - You can request a kit by calling the customer service department at 1-800-287-1643 
    - You can use our online order form to request a kit. Order a testing kit.

 

SAMPLES CAN ONLY BE ACCEPTED AT THE MAINE WATER COMPANY LAB
855 Rockland Street, Rockport, ME (Route 17 at Mirror Lake)
MONDAY THRU WEDNESDAY, 7:30AM - 4:30PM AND THURSDAY 7:30AM - 2:30PM
SAMPLES OVER 30 HOURS OLD CAN NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR ANALYSIS
SAMPLING INSTRUCTIONS: Fill in the label completely using a ballpoint pen. The sample bottle is sterile and should not be opened before sample collection. Remove aerator and/or strainer from the faucet; it is recommended to disinfect faucet by dipping the end in a capful of bleach. Then run cold water for 5 minutes. Take care not to touch rim or inside of cap - fill bottle completely. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITH SAMPLE – VISA, MASTERCARD AND DISCOVER CARDS ACCEPTED. Minimum lab charge is $20. If mailing sample, send First Class (NOT PRIORITY). Results will usually be sent out 5 to 7 days after receipt of sample. If you have any questions, please call the laboratory at 236-8428 or 1-800-287-1643. Contact Us
 
Test Packages Cost Includes
Bacteria $25  Total coliform, e. coli
Commercial supply test  $35  Bacteria, nitrate-nitrogen, nitrite-nitrogen
Metals test  $45  Copper, iron, arsenic, pH, hardness
New well test  $95  Total coliform, e. coli, nitrate-nitrogen, nitrite-nitrogen, copper, iron, pH, lead, fluoride, turbidity, uranium, hardness, chloride, arsenic
Fully comprehensive test  $125  Total coliform, e. coli, nitrate-nitrogen, nitrite-nitrogen, copper, iron, pH, lead, manganese, turbidity, hardness, chloride, uranium, fluoride, radon, arsenic
 
Individual Tests: $/each
$20 Arsenic, Fluoride, Lead
$10 Copper, Iron, Manganese, Hardness, Chloride
$25 Nitrite & Nitrate-Nitrogen
$30 Radon, Iron Related Bacteria, Sulfate Reducing Bacteria
*Primary contaminants in Maine water we recommend to test: Arsenic, Bacteria, Radon, Lead