Drinking Water Program

Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District in conjunction with Life Science Laboratories, Inc. is a Drinking Water Sample drop off location!

You can swing by the office to get bottles for samples:

151 Finney Blvd.

Malone, NY 12953

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Life Science Lab Contact Information:

131 St. Lawrence Ave.

Waddington, NY 13694

Phone: 315-388-4476

 

All samples must be dropped off to FCSWCD by 8:45am on Tuesday for processing

Sample Type Bottle Type Price
Total Coliform Small bottle with Preservative, clear sided bottle $30.00
Nitrate Small bottle $25.00
Nitrite Small bottle $20.00
Lead/Copper Big Bottle ( 1 Liter) $30.00
Sulfur Small bottle $20.00
Iron Small bottle $20.00
Sodium Small bottle $20.00
Hardness Small bottle $25.00
Alkalinity Small bottle- leave no air in bottle $10.00
Sample Type MCL Causes
Total coliform 0 Human and animal waste
E. coli 0 Human and animal waste
Nitrate 10 mg/L Runoff from fertilizer, leaching from septic, sewage
Nitrite 1 mg/L Runoff from fertilizer, leaching from septic
Lead 0 Corrosion of pipes, erosion of natural deposits
Sulfur 250 mg/L Decay of organic material/not a health hazard
Iron 0.3 mg/L Corrosion of pipes, erosion of natural deposits
Sodium 20 mg/L Runoff, erosion of natural deposits
Copper 1.3 mg/L Corrosion of pipes, erosion of natural deposits/ blue-green stains
Turbidity 1 NTU Soil Runoff
Alkalinity 500 ppm Calcium carbonate, being leached from rocks and soil
Iron + Manganese 0.3 mg/L Corrosion of pipes, erosion of natural deposits
pH 6.5-8.5 Corrosion of pipes, erosion of natural deposits
Hardness mg/l or ppm
Soft 0 – 17.1
Slightly hard 17.1 – 60
Moderately hard 60 – 120
Hard 120 – 180
Very Hard 180 & over

MCL=Maximum Contaminant Level- The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology and taking cost into consideration. MCLs are enforceable standards. (EPA)

http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/index.cfm


 

Local Well Drillers:

Harwood Gary Well Drilling -528 Wheeler Rd North Bangor 12966 -(518) 483-6124   ·

Lewis Well Drilling -161 Pike Rd Fort Covington 12937 -(518) 358-2133   ·

Lucey Well Drilling -2328 Rt 11B North Bangor 12966 -(518) 483-2932   ·

Ormsby’s Well Drilling Inc.- 927 NYS Route 22B Main Morrisonville -(518) 643-2561   ·

Adirondack Water Systems INC – 3 Tower Rd. Ausable Forks, NY 12912-

(518) 647-1228 -(518) 335 8927   ·

 BC Well Drilling PO Box 164 Highgate Springs VT 05460 -(518) 561-8868 -(800) 248-4082   ·

 Breault Gus JR Water Well Contractor 118 Stalker Rd White Hall NY 12887 -(800) 262-9355   ·

C & L Well Drilling -(518) 846-8164   ·

 Fenlong Well Drilling -(800) 340-3551   ·

Garry Wolfe’s Drilling -(518) 251-2705   ·

 Hanson Well Drilling & Pump PO Box 463 Nassu NY 12123 -(800) 292-7645 -(518) 359-9797   ·

 Parker Water Wells PO Box 627 East Poutney VT 05741 -(518) 566-9388   ·

    Parsons Michael Well Drilling CO -(518) 562-2538   ·

Vandney R H Well Driller -(518) 356-1197

More information: www.watersystemscouncil.org