Testing Drinking Water
Environmental Health offices in Fort Bragg and Ukiah both have water sample containers, chain of custody forms, and instructions available to the public.
In Ukiah, citizens are directed to drop off their water samples directly at Alpha Labs on 208 Mason St.
In Fort Bragg, citizens are directed to drop off their water samples at EH before 11 am and a courier transports them daily to Alpha Labs in Ukiah.
Water samples need to be analyzed within a certain time frame, and must be kept cold. See Alpha's sampling instructions.
Alpha Labs charges $75 for the residential Home Well water test and $40 for a Bacteriological water test which checks the presence/absence of bacteria and fecal bacteria.