Environmental health staff is available to offer assistance related to sample collection techniques, interpreting water test results and proper procedures for disinfecting contaminated wells when needed. Staff may also collect water samples for individuals under certain circumstances.
Some banks and lending institutions require a well inspection and the collection of a “satisfactory” water sample prior to closing a home loan. The test kits available from our office are for unofficial use only and will be reported as such by the state public health laboratory. The environmental health section does not inspect wells or collect water samples for loan purposes.
For more information:
Visit the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services website at: www.www.dhss.mo.gov/PrivateWater