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Lead Testing

Our drinking water consistently meets and exceeds state and federal drinking water quality standards. The Montgomery County Environmental Laboratory monitors drinking water quality throughout the distribution system. Every year, the lab performs more than 12,000 tests to ensure overall water quality and protect public health.

If you would like to learn more about your water quality, please take a moment to review our most recent Drinking Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report).

Where Your Water Comes From
Montgomery County Environmental Services purchases drinking water from the City of Dayton Water Department and then distributes it to customers. Water in our region comes from the Great Miami Valley Buried Aquifer, an underground water-bearing deposit of sand and gravel. You can learn more about the aquifer by visiting the Ohio EPA's website at

If you have a concern about the quality of your water and would like to get your water tested, you can contact our Lab Services at (937) 781-3016. Our Environmental Lab is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 AM to 4 PM, and is located at 4257 Dryden Road in Moraine, Ohio. 

A timeline of testing at our lab:

1. It takes 30 days from when you drop off the sample to complete a lead test.
2. After that, we have 2 days to deliver the results to you.

Note: If we are involved in a construction project in your area, we will provide free lead testing for the residents of that area.
Please note that this only applies to our laboratory. We will not cover the cost to test your water at any other laboratory.
In all other cases, it is the customer's responsibility to cover the cost of testing.

If you have a specific lead concern, below is a list of laboratories in Ohio certified by the EPA to test for lead. (Please be advised that Montgomery County Environmental Services
does not certify or endorse specific laboratories other than its own.)

Area laboratories that can conduct lead testing:

1. Montgomery County Environmental Lab
Phone: (937) 781-3016
Address: 4257 Dryden Rd.
Moraine, OH 45439

2. ALS Laboratory Group
Phone: (513) 733-5336
Address: 4388 Glendale-Milford Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242

3. Cardinal Enviornmental Lab, LLC
Phone: (330) 797-8844 or (800) 523-0347
Address: 2870 Salt Springs Road
Youngstown, OH 44509

4. CWM Environmental, Inc.
Phone: (216) 662-0808
Address: 4450 Johnson Parkway, Unit B
Cleveland, OH 44128

5. Mahoning County Health Laboratory
Phone: (330) 270-2841
Address: 50 Westchester Drive
Austintown, OH 44515

6. Adams Water Laboratory, Inc.
Phone: (330) 633-3991
Address: 912 East Tallmadge Avenue
Akron, OH 44310-3514