The Nantucket Health Department provides for testing of well water by the laboratory in Barnstable County. Samples are accepted for testing on Tuesdays only. Using a brown, 16 oz. bottle - available from the drug store - take a sample of water on Tuesday morning. Be careful not to contaminate the bottle or cap when taking the sample. It is recommended that the sample be taken from an outside tap or the kitchen tap after removing the screen. Let the water run for 15 minutes before taking the sample.  

Bring the following to the Health Department at 2 Fairgrounds Road by 9:15 AM on Tuesday morning:  

  • Check for $45 payable to Barnstable County 
  • $5 Cash or check payable to Town of Nantucket (for airfare) 
  • Water sample

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