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

Listing of Area Certified Water Labs in Minnesota Accepting Samples from Private Well Owners

Countryside Public Health currently does not have test kits in our office for water tests.  Please contact one of the recommended labs on the list to obtain a water test kit. 

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

Lead

Lead Check Swabs: Available in all Countryside offices. Use for instantly testing for presence of lead on any hard surface.

Radon
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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