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.

Drinking water samples are tested for Total Coliforms and E. Coli only, and there is a $50 fee for each sample. We DO NOT test for PH, Nitrates/Nitrites, Water Hardness, etc.

Effective April 17, 2023 when you pay for a water sample, a collection kit with instructions will be given to you to collect the sample and return it to the Graves County Health Department on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays before 3:00 pm. (Holidays, weather and meetings may alter the drop off days).

For more information, please contact Shea Rodgers at the Graves County Health Department at or (270) 247-3553.

Water Sample Instructions
Bleaching Wells