Water samples can be obtained from Catawba County Environmental Health by visiting the Government Center at 25 Government Drive in Newton to submit an application and pay applicable fees. It can also be mailed to Environmental Health at P.O. Box 389, Newton, NC 28658, together with the applicable fee.
Water samples are taken Monday through Thursday.
Contact the Environmental Health Specialist for your area between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. after the application has been submitted to schedule a day for the sample to be taken. Use this map 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.
Applicants should keep a copy of the completed application until the process is complete.