HomeOwners Packages (non regulatory)

Package #1: Total Coliform and E.Coli bacteria (Qualitative Analysis – Present or Absent).  Cost is $50 for 5-7 day turnaround time.  Add $25 for next day rush turnaround time.  Requires 125mL sterile container available at lab.
Note: For quantitative (enumerated) results by Quanti-tray, please see pricing under Individual Analyses.

Package #2: pH, Electrical Conductance, Fluoride, Boron, Alkalinity, Chloride, Sulfate, Nitrate, Hardness, Zinc, Arsenic, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, and Silica.  Cost is $378 for 3 week turnaround time.  Contact lab for rush turnaround time availability.  Requires a 1 liter size plastic bottle available at lab or may use alternate or store-bought ‘bottled water’ bottle.

Package #3: Lead and Copper (FIRST DRAW).   Cost is $106 for 3 week turnaround time.  Contact lab for rush availability.  Requires its own 1 liter size plastic bottle available at lab or may use alternate or store-bought ‘bottled water’ bottle.

Irrigation Package: pH, Electrical Conductance, Fluoride, Boron, Alkalinity, Chloride, Sulfate, Nitrate, Hardness, Zinc, Arsenic, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Silica, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), and Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR).  Cost is $431 for 3 week turnaround time.  Contact lab for rush turnaround time availability.  Requires a 1 liter size plastic bottle available at lab or may use alternate or store-bought ‘bottled water’ bottle.

INDIVIDUAL ANALYSES COST INDIVIDUAL ANALYSES COST
Arsenic $40 Nitrate $52
Boron $40 Nitrite $43
Copper $40 pH $36
Fluoride $52 Silica $40
Hardness $41 Sodium $40
Iron $40 Sulfate $52
Lead $40 Total Dissolved Solids – TDS $57
Manganese $40 Zinc $40
Mercury $56 Sample preparation fee for metals (1 required per sample) $30
Total Coliform and E.Coli by Quanti-tray (range 1-2400 MPN/100mL)– $67/sample

Turnaround time: 3 weeks from the day of receipt

Download Caltest’s Homeowner Packages Information Sheet

Helpful Resources

Caltest’s Resource and Information handout

EPA’s Drinking Water From Household Wells Booklet http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/well/upload/2003_06_03_privatewells_pdfs_household_wells.pdf

EPA publications: http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/well/publications.cfm

CDC’s  Well Testing Overview: http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/private/wells/testing.html

Local agencies

Napa County Environmental Health Division
707/253-4471
http://www.countyofnapa.org/PBES/Environmental/

Sonoma County Environmental Health & Safety
707/565-6565
http://www.sonoma-county.org/health/about/publichealth_ehs.asp

Irrigation Resources

University of California at Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, Cooperative Extension
530/752-1130
http://lawr.ucdavis.edu/cooperative_extension.htm

For additional Information, peruse our links and downloads page:
https://www.caltestlabs.com/Downloads/LinksandResources.aspx

Please email info@caltestlabs.com if you have any questions.