Drinking Water Quality & Private Well Testing

Listed below are laboratories which provide information, sampling instructions and containers, and analyses for private or public drinking water supplies in this area. All analyses that are needed to comply with any regulation (such as Part 5 of the New York State Sanitary Code) must be performed by a laboratory that has been certified by the New York State Health Department. These labs are only certified for the types of analyses listed.

Whether you are concerned about the microbiological quality of your drinking water, the levels of minerals or metals (inorganics), or the possibility of solvent (organic) contamination of your drinking water, we encourage you to contact the Columbia County Health Department Division of Environmental Health for consultation. If you then choose to use the services of any of these labs, you should call them as soon as you decide. In all cases, you will need to obtain instructions and sampling containers from the lab and this may take a few days wait before you can sample your drinking water. In no case, should you sample before contacting the lab.

(This listing is for your convenience only, and no representations are made for the quality of the work or the completeness of the listings.)

Labs That Perform Microbiological, Organic and Inorganic Analyses

Columbia County

St. Peter's Hospital Environmental Laboratory

Laboratory ID: 10350
Type: Commercial
Director: Mr. Brian Collins
Phone: (518) 525-5405
Address: 19 Warehouse Row, Albany, NY 12205
County: Albany
Country: United States

St. Peter's Hospital Environmental Laboratory Website

This is the lab that the Columbia County Department of Health uses for potable and non-potable water. There are no state certified labs in Columbia County.

Greene County

J Myers Water Services Inc

Laboratory ID: 11907
Type: Commercial
Director: Mr. Joseph E. Myers
Phone: (518) 263-4333
Address: 7974 Main Street, Hunter, NY 12442
County: Greene
Country: United States

This is the only state certified lab that is listed for Greene County that tests potable and non-potable water.


Theresa Mayhew
Resource Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences
(518) 828-3346 ext. 217

Last updated December 31, 2019