Find details on private well water testing, legionella water testing, the Public Water Systems and Laboratory Certification and water sampling schedules.

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Private Well Water Collection Form

Foster Care Water Collection Form

Collection Guidelines:

  • Private well water testing is for human consumption testing only.  This test will provide a qualitative (satisfactory or unsatisfactory) result.
  • Collect and ship the sample to ensure arrival at the laboratory within 30 hours of collection (Express or the next day). Samples that exceed holding time are not tested.
  • Mail samples on a Monday-Wednesday (excluding state and federal holidays). Samples are not accepted on Fridays. See Water Sampling Schedule.
  • Enclose payment of $25.00. Testing will not be performed without payment. Please use exact change or write a check.
  • Use the enclosed mailing label and add proper postage.
  • The report will be sent out by mail/email.
  • To request a private well water collection kit for bacterial analysis please call (701) 328-6272 or email us at

Legionella Water Testing

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a policy memorandum on June 02, 2017, requiring healthcare facilities to implement a water management program. Please refer to the following resource for more information Federal Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk CDC.


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For questions about site plan changes, address changes, repeat sampling or other regulatory requirements call Municipal Facilities at (701) 328-5211 or visit their website

Water Sampling Schedules

View the 2023 Water Sampling Schedule