Drinking water from private wells is just as important as water from Public Water Systems. For this reason it is recommended that drinking water samples from private wells be tested at a certified laboratory.

A list of certified labs in Nebraska, and the parameters for which each is certified, is updated periodically and can be found on the Nebraska Public Health Environmental Lab website (www.dhhs.ne.gov/lab) under “Laboratory Certification.”  Please check with the Nebraska Public Health Environmental Lab for the most recently updated list.  As of 7/11/2022, the list includes: 

Name of Lab


Certified for Analytes

Central District Health Department

1137 South Locust

Grand Island, NE 68801

Total Coliform/E.coli

Enviro Services Inc.      

818 S. Beltline Hwy East

Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Total Coliform/E.coli

Metropolitan Utilities Districts

2710 Grebe Street

Omaha, NE 68111

Total Coliform/E.coli

Midwest Laboratories   

13611 B Street

Omaha, NE 68144

Total Coliform/E.coli, Nitrate, Nitrite, Copper, Lead, VOCs

American Agricultural Laboratory

700 East D Street

McCook, NE 69001

Total Coliform/E.coli, Nitrate/Nitrite

NDHHS Public Health Environmental Laboratory

3701 S 14th Street

Lincoln, NE 68502

All of the above and many more; Nebraska’s Accrediting Laboratory

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