Notice

Due to staff training, the Family Planning Clinic will be closed Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19 and the Immunizations Clinic will be closed Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21. There will also be no tuberculosis skin tests administered on Monday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 20. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Get Water Testing

El Paso County Public Health Laboratory performs water potability testing for private well owners and for community water systems required to meet Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulations. Water from private wells is not monitored for quality by government agencies. Wells are directly linked to groundwater and they can become contaminated if agricultural chemicals, runoff from animal enclosures, fuels, household wastes, or other contaminants accidentally enter them. It is the responsibility of the homeowner who owns a private well to periodically test their well for contamination. Water testing helps ensure that your drinking water is safe.

EPCPH Laboratory does not provide water collection services. Real estate agents, homeowners or buyers can collect and deliver the water sample using our water collection kit. In a real estate transaction it is the lender who determines what testing is required. Check with the lender if there are third party collection requirements. 

Safe Drinking Water Act

  • The federal Safe Drinking Water Act doesn’t apply to private wells, only to public drinking water systems.
  • Individual well owners have primary responsibility for the safety of the water drawn from their wells.

For more detailed information, visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's website here.

 

Laboratory Water Testing

Information about Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in Fountain, Widefield, Security area

We perform water potability testing for private well owners in El Paso County and for community water systems required to meet Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulations.

Well Water Testing

Skip a Trip: Additional Water Sample Bottle Pick Up Locations

  • Teller County Public Health and Environment (Bacteriological only)
    (above Divide Venture Foods)
    11115 Hwy 24 West Unit 2C
    Divide, CO 80814
    719-687-6416
  • Community Development Services (Bacteriological only)
    800 Research Drive 
    Woodland Park, CO 80863 
    719-687-3048
  • Falcon Fire Station #3 (Bacteriological and Inorganic Anions)
    7030 Old Meridian Road
    Falcon, CO 80831
    719-495-4050
  • Samples must be returned to El Paso County Public Health Laboratory 
  • Please contact these organizations directly for operating hours

What are nitrates and nitrites, and why is testing important? Read our fact sheet to learn more.