Might check through your State extension service or land grant
university. Many of them offer the service (primarily for rural
residents w/ their own wells or for monitoring for ag runoff or
livestock operations, but at least here they'll test any sample of a
Unfortunately, probably what you're trying to test for isn't the
ordinary coliform or similar so may not be quite so straightforward as
one would hope to show what the "problem" is that the utility needs to
fix. If it meets the safety standards of no biological hazard,
"appearance" issues aren't nearly so tightly regulated. IOW, it may
well be within all the applicable regulations but still not particularly
Guess you could always go open the hydrant yourself on occasion... :)
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