Other drinking water tests available through the Health Department include a full chemical or nutrient sample analysis, a nitrite / nitrate analysis, and organics analysis including pesticides and petroleum. The chemical analysis includes testing for pH, Arsenic, Lead, Iron, Calcium, Hardness, Chloride, and Fluoride.
There is a fee per test and the sample must be drawn by a Registered Environmental Health Specialist. The results are available approximately two weeks after the sample has been taken. These samples are sent to the North Carolina State Laboratory for Public Health in Raleigh for analysis.