Lab Testing

Des Moines Water Works' state-certified laboratory provides testing for customers.  The laboratory is certified to test pool and spa samples for hotels, apartments, health clubs, golf courses, etc.  A list of routine tests DMWW lab conducts for outside customers and pricing is as follows:

Price List for Routine Lab Tests (subject to change)

Microbiological

Analysis Cost
Private Well - Coliform, E.coli, Nitrate $35.00
Distribution -  Coliform, E.coli $12.00
HPC $15.00
New Main - Coliform, E.coli $15.00
Pool - Coliform, E.coli $15.00
Spa - Coliform, E.coli, Pseudomonas $25.00


Chemical

Analysis Cost
Microcystin $75.00
Cylindrospermopsin  $75.00
Saxitoxin  $75.00
Anatoxin-A $75.00
Bromide $18.00
Chloride $18.00
Fluoride $18.00
Nitrate $18.00
Nitrite $18.00
Phosphate(ortho) $18.00
Sulfate $18.00
HAA5 $100.00
TTHM $75.00
Antimony $18.00
Arsenic $18.00
Cadmium $18.00
Chromium $18.00
Copper $18.00
Iron $18.00
Lead $18.00
Potassium $18.00
Selenium $18.00
Silver $18.00
Sodium $18.00
Calcium Hardness $18.00
Magnesium Hardness $18.00
Total Hardness $25.00
Conductivity $12.00
Alkalinity $15.00
pH $12.00
Total Dissolved Solids $18.00
Total Suspended Solids $18.00
Turbidity $12.00


Other Testing
If you would like to have something tested that is not on this list, contact DMWW's Laboratory at (515) 283-8787 to discuss the availability of tests.

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