Lake of the Woods SWCD


Well Testing Program

The SWCD encourages landowners to test their private wells to ensure that the water is safe to drink.  We partner with AC Water Analysis, a State Certified Lab that is based out of Bemidji, MN to offer testing services year round. 

Year round testing options

Kits can be picked up at the SWCD office and then mailed to AC Water Analysis of Bemidji year round.  Testing options include total coliform bacteria, e-coli bacteria and nitrates.  Testing for lead, iron and hardness is also available. 

Fees for these tests range from $10 to $40.  The standard test for total coliform bacteria, e-coli and nitrates is $35.

Annual reduced cost clinic

This clinic is typically held during the first part of September.  The SWCD receives a discounted rate from the testing lab, and in the past has been able to share 50% of the remaining cost with the landowner.  Tests typically cost $10.

All prices are subject to change.  Prices current as of September 2014.

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Resources available

Well Disinfection Instructions  (from the MN Department of Health)

Department of Health website.

Well Owner's Handbook