Water Overview

Safe drinking water is of vital importance to human health. Northeast Laboratory Services works with water bottling companies, municipal water suppliers and public officials to help ensure the safety of all water sources.

Residential Water

Drinking water quality is an important factor in your family’s health. NEL’s easy-to-use testing kits will enable you to find out if there are harmful microorganisms in your water supply.

Homeowners commonly test for coliform and E. coli bacteria, indicators that disease-causing bacteria, viruses and parasites are in your drinking and swimming water.

NEL test kits can be used to monitor any water source on your property to detect indicators of disease and contamination.

There are many tests available at Northeast Laboratory Services upon request, but the two most common are the Full Residential and Basic Safety Testing Kits.

Often times, a Residential water test is required prior to mortgage approval in the state of Maine. The test must pass certain water safety standards in order to get approved.

Basic Safety

  • Nitrates
  • Nitrites
  • Coliform/E.Coli

Full Residential

  • Coliform/E. coli
  • Nitrates
  • Nitrites
  • PH
  • Chloride
  • Hardness
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Source Lead
  • Arsenic
  • Sodium
  • Fluoride
  • Uranium

Can be added for additional fee:

  • Antimony
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Sulfate

Commercial Water

Safe drinking water is of vital importance to human health. Northeast Laboratory Services works with water bottling companies, municipal water suppliers and public officials to help ensure the safety of all water sources.

NEL's professional staff can help water bottlers protect the quality and reputation of their bottled water.

Reliable results and fast turnaround times are needed when monitoring for coliform and E. coli bacteria. NEL is accredited through various organizations and individual states so you can have confidence in our results.

Waste Water

Northeast Laboratory Services offers a wide variety of services designed around waste water clientele. NEL offers a full range of sampling, including groundwater sampling, composite/grab sampling, gas monitoring, and others.

NEL provides affordable or free courier services depending on your pick up location. The laboratory is staffed seven days a week.

How to Order A Testing Kit

Order your testing kit online, or contact Northeast Laboratory Services via phone or email to order the appropriate testing kit. Simply follow instructions and return the kit to our Winslow or Westbrook location along with payment. Most results are available within 24 to 48 hours.