The State approved the use of a 24 hour rapid detection method for the analysis of drinking water for total coliforms in 2000.
Missoula City-County Health Department Water Lab offers the 24 hour method. This test will detect total coliform and fecal coliform.
Water samples will be accepted until 4:00 PM on Monday through Thursday each week. Water samples cannot be accepted after 4:00 PM on Thursday.
The cost for total coliform analysis is $15.00. The department can send you water sample bottles for only $2.00 extra per bottle for shipping/handling.
Missoula City-County Health Department Water Lab is State Certified. Our water lab analysts are registered sanitarians. Pick up sample bottles on the second floor at 301 W. Alder, Missoula, MT 59802. If you have questions, call us at 258-4755.