Verona Labs will provide pick up of water samples for testing on Tuesday, June 9.
Local businesses or individuals that wish to utilize this service can drop off water samples by 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Forestport Town Hall or Adirondack Grocery in Otter Lake, or by 11 a.m. at the Visitor Information Center in Old Forge, or by noon at The Tavern in Eagle Bay or the Inlet Town Hall.
The cost for bacterial testing is $33 per sample that includes a $5 pickup charge per customer. A business that also needs nitrate or nitrite testing can also drop off additional samples; the cost is $34 for the first test and $29 for each additional test.
This service is for individuals and businesses in northern Herkimer County, Hamilton County, and northern Oneida County.
Sample kits and forms for this service can be obtained from the pickup locations. Chlorinated samples use a bottle with a white top. Unchlorinated samples use a bottle with an orange top.
Be sure to ask for the correct bottle for your sample. A phone number should be included on the forms so the lab can reach the sender if necessary. Questions should be directed to Bonnie at Verona Labs at (315) 363-5841.