DOH – Safe Drinking Water Branch currently subsidizes the testing for lead and copper in individual homes served by rainwater catchment systems. Owners or users of rainwater catchment systems can take advantage of the program once per year. Under this program, the owner or user of a “legal dwelling” can submit a water sample from their rainwater catchment system to a participating analytical laboratory for testing of lead and copper in the water.
The owner must pay for the shipping of the sample and $25.00 for the analyses. The DOH will be billed for the remaining cost of the analyses. AECOS Laboratory, Inc. is currently the only lab approved by DOH, and is participating in this program.