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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 staff.

MDEQ Certified Lab for Drinking Water:

           
  • Total Coliform/E. Coli
  • E. Coli (Enumeration)
  • Nitrate
  • Nitrite
  • Heterotrophic Plate Counts
  • Lead, Copper, Nickel, Cadmium, Chromium and Zinc

Contract Laboratory Fees

Parameter

Container

Preservation

Hold Time

Price (1st sample)

Price (2nd sample)

Water Coliforms (Total and E. Coli) 24 hrs.

Plastic (Sterile w/ Sodium Thiosulfate)

<6°C

24 hrs.

$15.50

$13.50

Water Coliforms (Total and E. Coli) 18 hrs.

Plastic (Sterile w/ Sodium Thiosulfate)

<6°C

24 hrs.

$19.50

$17.50

Surface Water (E. Coli)

Plastic (Sterile w/ Sodium Thiosulfate)

<6°C

8 hrs.

$16.00

$16.00

Heterotrophic Plate Count

Plastic (Sterile w/ Sodium Thiosulfate)

<6°C

8 hrs.

$16.50

$14.50

Fecal Coliform

Plastic (Sterile w/ Sodium Thiosulfate)

<6°C

24 hrs.

$16.50

$14.50

Nitrate

Plastic/Glass

<6°C

48 hrs.

$18.00

$16.00

 Nitrate/Nitrite

Plastic/Glass

 <6°C

 48 hrs.

 $22.00

$20.00

Lead/Copper

Plastic

HNO3 to pH <2
              
<6°C

6 mo.

$45.70

$38.00

Metals (Cu, Ni, Zn)

Plastic

HNO3 to pH <2

<6°C

6 mo.

$17.00

$15.00

Metals (Ag, Cd, Cr, Mo, Pb, Se)

Plastic

HNO3 to pH <2

<6°C

6 mo.

$28.70

$23.00

Metals Digestion

 

 

 

$57.20

$35.00

Ammonia

Plastic/Glass

H2SO4 to pH <2

<6°C

28 days

$18.00

$14.00

pH

Plastic/Glass

None

Analyze Immediately

$7.50

$6.00

Phosphorus

Plastic/Glass

H2SO4 to pH <2

<6°C

28 days

$20.00

$18.00

Specific Conductivity

Plastic/Glass

None

7 days

$7.50

$6.00

Solids (Total or Suspended

Plastic/Glass

<6°C

7 days

$13.00

$11.00

BOD/CBOD

Plastic/Glass

<6°C

48 hours

$18.70

$14.50

Microscope Slide Screening

Plastic/Glass

<6°C

24 hours

$50.00

$50.00


** All Reports include $16.00 clerical fee

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

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


City of Cadillac Michigan