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Water Samples: Fees & Procedures


Food & Lodging:
Scott Carpenter
Environmental Health Supervisor
Phone: (828) 465-8258
Email Scott Carpenter

Septic Systems & Wells:
Megen McBride
Environmental Health Supervisor
Phone: (828) 465-8268
Email Megen McBride

Staff Contact Info

map 25 Government Drive
Newton, NC 28658

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Water samples can be obtained from the Catawba County Environmental Health Division by visiting the Government Center, at 100A Southwest Boulevard in Newton, to submit an application and pay the fee or by downloading the application and mailing the completed form to the Environmental Health Division at PO Box 389, Newton, NC 28658, together with the applicable fee listed below.
  • See Fees

  • Water samples are taken Monday through Thursday.

  • Contact the Environmental Health Specialist for your area between 8 am and 9 am after the application has been submitted to schedule a day for the sample to be taken. (Use the interactive map on the main Well and Septic Systems page to determine which specialist to call).

  • Bacteriological sample results take 4-5 days, chemical sample results take 3-4 weeks and all other sample results take 1-2 months.

  • If a bacteriological sample is for a loan closing, allow 3-4 weeks for collection, transport, and analysis of sample, disinfection of well if sample is positive, and resample.

  • Keep a copy of your completed application until the process is complete.