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Get Your Water Tested

Taking A Water SampleDoes your drinking water come from a well, cistern, spring or stream? Have you ever had it tested for arsenic, bacteria or other contaminants? Do you want to know more about how to ensure that your drinking water is safe for you and your family? Many families in communities around Cook Inlet rely on wells, cisterns or springs for their drinking water. Inletkeeper wants to make sure resources are available for people to ensure their water is safe to drink.

Inletkeeper's Clean Water, Healthy Families safe drinking water program helps by providing resources to help Alaskans test their drinking water and use the results to make healthy decisions.

See a video on how to take drinking water samples here.

Water Testing Presentation

Cook Inletkeeper's presentation about water quality, potential contaminants and steps to get your water tested.

Clean Water, Healthy Families Presentation


There are several labs that are certified to do drinking water testing in the state of Alaska.

As of 2016, the most commonly used certified labs in Southcentral Alaska are:

Analytica (ARS Aleut Analytical), Anchorage 907-258-2155

SGS, Anchorage, 907-562-2343

Tauriainen, Soldotna, 907-262-4624

An updated list of all certified labs in Alaska can be found at through the Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation's Division of Environmental Health's websites for chemical analysis (i.e. iron, arsenic, nitrates, etc.) and for microbiology (i.e. bacteria/E.coli).

A few notes about reading the list:

  • Many labs have offices in other states and/or other cities around Alaska. Don't get confused if you see multiple addresses for a single company. Each individual office may be certified to perform different tests.
  • 'Analyte': this column (on the far right) tells you what that company/office is certified to test for.