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Having well water at camp tested?

We have a cabin in Tidioute with a well for water. Anybody know how I can get the water tested? We don't drink it, but use it for everything else. I want to get it tested to see if it is indeed ok to drink.
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Re: Having well water at camp tested?

Just check the phone book for LABS.. a lot of them will do water testing... just have t make a few phone calls...

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Re: Having well water at camp tested?

We are trying to get our well water tested as well. Found out from the lab folks that the water sample needs to be AT the lab within 24 hours. There is a lab near us at home but getting them the sample fast is tough. Need to find a place in Bradford co. apparently some organisms die within 24 hours and they want to do an accurate test.

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Re: Having well water at camp tested?

If you got to Culligan Water in Warren They will give you a sterile container and have your water tested. We are planning on having ours done as well. Just have to go on a weekday when they are open.
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Re: Having well water at camp tested?

While your getting you water tested. You may want to have them test it for heavy metals and the chemicals that they use in fracking gas wells. That way if they start to drill in your area, and there are issues, you will have a base line of the water quality to start with.

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Re: Having well water at camp tested?

I had my camp well water tested by Wilkes University. You can find the contact info on the internet. They will send you a sterile kit, you ship back the samples, and they provide a detailed analysis. I don't remember the cost.

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Re: Having well water at camp tested?

You can get a kit from Warren County, the office is in an old a school building near Youngsville. Included are sample bottles with instructions and prices for different tests you want, it's in a shipping box you mail to Penn State.
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Re: Having well water at camp tested?

I got my camp well water tested by Penn State. I collected the sample and mailed it overnight via USPS. Here is the link:

http://agsci.psu.edu/aasl/water-test...-water-testing
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