Laboratory

  • Performing microbiological and chemical testing of the City's distribution system
  • Analyzing the wastewater treatment plant's influent and effluent for permit requirements
  • Conducting microbiological testing for area municipalities, contractors, and citizens for drinking and surface water

The U.S. EPA Safe Drinking Water Act requires that public water supply samples be tested by a certified laboratory. In Michigan, laboratory accreditations are performed by State of Michigan staff.

MDEQ Certified Lab for Drinking Water:

  • Total Coliform/E. Coli (P/A)
  • E. Coli (Enumeration)
  • Nitrate
  • Nitrite
  • Heterotrophic Bacteria
  • Lead, Copper, Nickel, Cadmium, and Chromium.

Contract Laboratory Hours & Location:

Address: 1121 Plett Road Cadillac, MI - Laboratory Phone Number 231-775-2368

Regular Lab Operating Hours: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM ; Monday through Friday

Regular Sample Receiving Hours: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM ; Monday through Thursday

Regular Reporting Turnaround - 10 Business Days

Contract Laboratory Fees: Effective(1/2/19)

ParameterContainerPreservationHold TimePrice (Per Sample)
Water Coliforms, Total and E. Coli-P/APlastic - Sterile with Sodium Thiosulfate

Less than 6°C

24 hours

$20.00

Water Coliforms, Total and E. Coli - MPNPlastic - Sterile with Sodium Thiosulfate

Less than 6°C

8 hours

$23.00

Heterotrophic Plate CountPlastic -Sterile with Sodium Thiosulfate

Less than 6°C

8 hours

$23.00

Fecal Coliform - MPNPlastic -Sterile

Less than 6°C

8 hours

$23.00

Nitrate

Plastic/Glass

Less than 6°C

48 hours

$20.00

NitritePlastic/GlassLess than 6°C48 hours$20.00
Lead/Copper - Drinking Water

Plastic

HNO3 to pH Less than 2

Less than 6°C

6 hours

$45.00

FLAA Metals - Cu, Ni, Zn
(Per Metal)

Plastic


HNO3 to pH Less than 2

Less than 6°C

6 months

$20.00

GFAA Metals - Ag, Cd, Cr, Mo, Pb
(Per Metal)

Plastic

HNO3 to pH Less than 2


Less than 6°C

6 months

$25.00

Metals Digestion

N/A

N/A

N/A

$30.00

Ammonia

Plastic/Glass

H2SOto pH Less than 2


Less than 6°C

28 days


$20.00


pH

Plastic/Glass

None

Analyze Immediately

$10.00

Phosphorus

Plastic/Glass


H2SOto pH Less than 2


Less than 6°C

28 days

$23.00

Specific Conductivity

Plastic/Glass

None

7 days

$10.00

Solids, Total or Suspended

Plastic/Glass

Less than 6°C

7 days

$15.00

Solids, VolatilePlastic/GlassLess than 6°C7 days$17.00
BOD/CBOD

Plastic/Glass

Less than 6°C

48 hours

$23.00

Microscope Slide ScreeningPlastic/GlassLess than 6°C24 hours$50.00


**$50 Weekend/Holiday Call-In Surcharge (charged for each day staff must come in)

**$25 After Hours Surcharge (additional $25/hr. charge if client does not come in within half hour of agreed upon time) 

**$25 Expedited Reporting Surcharge