Private Water Samples

The Graves County Health Department collects drinking water samples from private sources such as springs, wells and cisterns. Municipal water samples will not be tested.

A certified inspector shall collect water samples, which may only be collected on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to allow time for the laboratory to conduct the test. Drinking water samples are tested for Total Coliforms and E. Coli only, and there is a $15 fee for each sample. We do not test for PH, Nitrates/Nitrites, Water Hardness, etc.