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Private Water Testing

Private Water Testing

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department provides water testing for private water supplies, wells, or cisterns. The cost associated with sampling is $50. You may visit your local environmental office during normal business hours to schedule an appointment.

Water samples will only be collected Monday through Wednesday to ensure that the samples reach the State Lab on time before the weekend. Holidays/closings falling on Thursday and Friday will move the collection date to the following week. Water samples are analyzed for the presence of total coliform and E. coli bacterium. Having your well tested routinely for the presence of coliform bacteria is recommended to gauge the bacterial quality of the water in your well.

All pets shall be put away or chained up properly before the scheduled collection time and date, there shall be easy access to any water faucets/spigots, and someone 18 years or older shall be there to let the environmentalist in. Forfeiture of fee paid may occur if these conditions are not met.

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Water Testing Laboratories

If you are interested in other private water testing, please contact one of our area Water Analysis Laboratories. It is recommended that you determine what you are interested in having your water tested for before you contact a laboratory. Prices vary by facility and test. You may obtain more information from the laboratory of your choice.

Disinfecting Wells & Cisterns

Help make sure your well or cistern remains a safe and dependable water source with routine disinfection. Check out these guides for proper disinfecting. 

Services & Programs

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On-Site Sewage

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department Environmental office provides inspections for septic systems in Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, and Washington Counties.

Public Swimming Pools & Beaches

All public swimming and bathing facilities are routinely inspected for water quality, safety, proper function, overall cleanliness and other items that may affect public health.

Tattoos & Piercing

Local health departments register and inspect tattoo, body piercing and ear piercing studios. All providers must be registered with their local health department and working in a permitted studio. 

Rabies (Animal Bites)

All non-domesticated or “wild animals” must immediately be sacrificed and tested in the State Rabies Laboratory. Domesticated farm animals are evaluated on a case by case basis.

Schools

We inspect all private and parochial schools serving kindergarten through 12th grade twice each year to ensure compliance with Kentucky school sanitation regulation.

Hotels & Motels

Hotels and motels are inspected annually. Areas of the inspection include safety, cleanliness, lighting, supplies, bedding, ice machines and laundry areas.

Mobile Home & RV Parks

Mobile home parks and recreational vehicle parks are inspected annually to ensure facilities are maintained, sanitary and safe. Follow-up inspections are conducted as needed.

Youth Camps

Local health departments inspect both residential and day camp facilities to ensure compliance with state regulation.

Private Water Testing

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department provides water testing for private water supplies, wells, or cisterns. The cost associated with sampling is $50.

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