Water Testing Services Information
The documents below contain information regarding water testing services available to residents of Cattaraugus County and educational information on how to interpret your results.
The "CCHD Certified Water Testing Services Price Sheet" contains a list of all potable water testing services available through the Cattaraugus County Health Department Laboratory.
The "Coliform Bacteria Brochure" contains information regarding bacteriological testing (the standard test for potability). This brochure aims to help interpret the results of your water sample.
The "Nitrates in Drinking Water" download contains information regarding common sources of nitrates in drinking water and way to reduce their impact on your water supply.
"CCHD Instructions for Disinfection of Private Water Systems" describes how to perform a temporary disinfection of your water system. The Department recommends that this be performed following repairs to your system, whenever starting up a seasonal water supply, whenever a bacteriological water test indicates contamination, or whenever you suspect that your well might have been contaminated (flooding, etc.).
The "Potable Water Testing Lab Lists" contain information regarding NYS Certified Drinking Water Laboratories. These list are helpful to people seeking more extensive water testing services than provided by the Cattaraugus County Health Department.