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                         Notice the Countryside Water Lab is Now Closed Effective January 1, 2017

Listing of Area Certified Water Labs - for your convenience

  • DHIA Laboratories **
    825 12th Street South
    PO Box 227
    Sauk Center, MN 55378-0027
    Phone: 800-369-2697 or 320-369-2627
    FAX: 320-352-6153
    Email: Stearns Dhia Lab 
    ** All Countryside Offices carry DHIA Laboratories test kits for your convenience
  • MVTL
    126 North Front Street
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Phone: 800-782-3557 or 507-3654-8517
    FAX: 507-359-2890
    Customer Service: 507-233-6885
    Email: MVTL Lab
    Web Address: www.mvtl.com
  • Southwest Health and Human Service Environmental Health Laboratory
    607 West Main Street
    Marshall, MN 56258-3099
    Phone: 888-857-6713 or 507-537-6713
    FAX: 507-537-6719
  • Steven M Traut Wells, Inc.
    754 Cross County Lane South West
    Alexandria, MN 56308
    Phone: 320-762-1528

Field Testing: Environmental Health staff will collect water samples as requested. (Fee will be charged for Staff Time, Mileage, and Anylates tested)

Lead in Water:  Pick up kit for DHIA laboratories from local Public Health Office
Lead Check Swabs: Available in all Countryside offices. Use for instantly testing for presence of lead on any hard surface.

Short Term Kits (3-7 day) ........... $5.00
Long Term Kits (3-12 Month) ..... $15.00

Indoor Air Quality Tests             (Contact Environmental Health Staff)
Conducted using an Anderson Single Stage Air Impinger. Fee also includes site evaluation for factors adversely affecting indoor air quality.
   Residential Air Quality Test:    $150.00 Base Fee
                                                     $ 5.00/Plate Used (generally 2 control samples + 1 plate/300 square feet)
                                                     $ IRS Mileage Charge/Mile (travel to and from Benson, MN)
   Commercial Air Quality Test:  $250.00 Base Fee
                                                     $ 10.00/Plate Used (generally 2 control samples + 1 plate/300 square feet)
                                                     $ IRS Mileage Charge/Mile (travel to and from Benson)
  Carbon Monoxide Test: One time use ...$5.00. Also provide lists of testing contractors, consultation, and recommendations.

Sanitizing Test Strips             (Contact Environmental Health Staff)
     Chlorine (100 strips/vial)
     Quaternary Ammonia (roll of test paper)
     Help Acid Sanitizer (100 strips/vial)
     Iodine (100 strips/vial)

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