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Free Well Water Testing

Free Well Water Testing

TULSA, OK – [June 9, 2015] – The Tulsa Health Department’s environmental water lab is now offering free well water testing for Tulsa County individuals affected by the recent flooding in Oklahoma. The lab is housed in the James O. Goodwin Health Center, 5051 S. 129th E. Ave.

Individuals who would like to utilize this service should first visit the lab to obtain collection bottles. Samples cannot be accepted in containers not provided by the lab. Hours of operation for the lab are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We know plenty of people in Tulsa County and surrounding areas rely on well water for their home,” said Bernard Dindy, environmental health services manager. “The quality and safety of our drinking water is an important public health issue, and the recent flooding in most of the state has understandably caused concern for those who rely on well water. We want to help by offering bacteria water testing at no charge.”

THD will provide free bacteria well water testing for Tulsa County flood victims through July 2nd.  Individuals must bring proof of residency in Tulsa County to receive the testing at no charge. Additional water quality testing is available for a fee.

Instructions for collection
Use the provided bottles to collect water samples. Keep the collected water samples on ice and return them to the lab promptly for the best results. For bacteria testing, drinking water samples must be returned within 30 hours of the collection time.

Results
It takes about 24 hours to receive test results. Individuals can opt to receive their results via mail, email or fax. Test results can also be picked up in person. A lab technician can review the results with the individual who provided the sample to explain how to interpret the report and provide recommendation on water treatment in the event of poor water quality.

About the lab
The Tulsa Health Department routinely tests more than 18,000 water samples annually, to ensure water meets regulations established by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Environmental Quality. Testing is available for individuals, companies and municipalities.  Most major credit cards are accepted. Please call 918-595-4200 or visit click here for a complete list of environmental water lab services.

Tulsa Health Department
Since its establishment in 1950, the Tulsa Health Department serves as the primary public health agency to more than 600,000 Tulsa County residents, including 13 municipalities and four unincorporated areas. THD’s mission is to sustain an equitable system that prevents disease, promotes healthy living, and ensures preparedness. The agency is dedicated to empowering citizens to make healthy choices that carry forward for future generations. THD was among the first health departments in the U.S. to receive national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. To learn more, please visit www.tulsa-health.org.

 

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