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Laboratory
  • Performing microbiological and chemical testing of the City's distribution system
  • Analyzing the wastewater treatment plant's influent and effluent for permit requirements
  • Conducting microbiological testing for area municipalities, contractors, and citizens for drinking and surface water

The U.S. EPA Safe Drinking Water Act requires that public water supply samples be tested by a certified laboratory. In Michigan, laboratory accreditations are performed by State of Michigan staff.

MDEQ Certified Lab for Drinking Water:

           
  • Total Coliform/E. Coli (P/A)
  • E. Coli (Enumeration)
  • Nitrate
  • Nitrite
  • Heterotrophic Bacteria
  • Lead, Copper, Nickel, Cadmium, and Chromium.

Contract Laboratory Hours: 

Regular Lab Operating Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM ; Mon-Fri.
Regular Sample Receiving Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM ; Mon-Thur.
Regular Reporting Turnaround - 10 Business Days

     
Contract Laboratory Fees:   Effective(1/2/19)

Parameter

Container

Preservation

Hold Time

Price 
(Per Sample)

Water Coliforms,
 Total and E. Coli-P/A

Plastic - Sterile w/ Sodium Thiosulfate

<6°C

24 hrs.

$20.00

Water Coliforms,
 Total and E. Coli - MPN

Plastic - Sterile w/ Sodium Thiosulfate

<6°C

8 hrs.

$23.00

Heterotrophic Plate Count

Plastic -Sterile w/ Sodium Thiosulfate

<6°C

8 hrs.

$23.00

Fecal Coliform - MPN

Plastic -Sterile

<6°C

8 hrs.

$23.00

Nitrate

Plastic/Glass

<6°C

48 hrs.

$20.00

              Nitrite

Plastic/Glass

 <6°C

 48 hrs.

$20.00

Lead/Copper -
Drinking Water

Plastic

HNO3 to pH <2
              
<6°C

6 mo.

$45.00

FLAA Metals - Cu, Ni, Zn
(Per Metal)

Plastic

HNO3 to pH <2

<6°C

6 mo.

$20.00

GFAA Metals - Ag, Cd, Cr, Mo, Pb
(Per Metal)

Plastic

HNO3 to pH <2

<6°C

6 mo.

$25.00

Metals Digestion

 

 

 

$30.00

Ammonia

Plastic/Glass

H2SO4 to pH <2

<6°C

28 days

$20.00

pH

Plastic/Glass

None

Analyze Immediately

$10.00

Phosphorus

Plastic/Glass

H2SO4 to pH <2

<6°C

28 days

$23.00

Specific Conductivity

Plastic/Glass

None

7 days

$10.00

Solids, Total or Suspended

Plastic/Glass

<6°C

7 days

$15.00

       Solids, Volatile     Plastic/Glass          <6°C       7 days        $17.00

BOD/CBOD

Plastic/Glass

<6°C

48 hours

$23.00

 Microscope Slide   
       Screening
     Plastic/Glass          <6°C       24 hours         $50.00

**$50 Weekend/Holiday Call-In Surcharge (charged for each day staff must come in)

**$25 After Hours Surcharge (additional $25/hr. charge if client does not come in within half hour of agreed upon time)

**$25 Expedited Reporting Surcharge


City of Cadillac Michigan