Water Testing for Real Estate Transfers


Unlike most of our competitors, we put our pricing on our web site! We strive to offer the best service in the industry at a reasonable price. If you are ever not happy with our service, let us know and we will do everything we can to make it right. * Quantity Discounts Available - Call or Email for Details

Well Certification: Water Testing Labs of Maryland specializes in testing well water for real estate transfers. We test for conventional, VA and FHA loans. We also test for new well use & occupancy permits.

Septic Survey: Basic survey includes a visual inspection and an owner questionnaire. If requested, there is an additional cost for excavation and file search.

Termite Inspection: A certified inspector will inspect your house for termites and termite damage. Pest control companies make a lot of money selling termite treatments. We do not sell termite treatments. That is why we charge more for the inspection than a pest control company.

Flow Test: If the property is being financed by the FHA, the water system must be capable of producing at least 3 gallons per minute per dwelling unit. This corresponds to 3 gpm for a single family residence.

The pricing below is for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties in Maryland. Pricing for all other counties in Maryland, Delaware and northern Virginia are slightly higher, for mileage and travel time.

Conventional Financing $175.00
Includes collection, total coliform bacteria, e. coli, nitrates, sand, turbidity and pH.

VA Financing
VA loan requirements differ with each lender. Please check with lender for testing needed and email sales@wtlmd.com or call 410-643-7711 for pricing. FHA financing plus arsenic will cover almost all VA financing requirements.

FHA Financing $245.00
Includes collection, total coliform bacteria, e. coli, nitrates + nitrites, sand, turbidity, pH, iron and lead.

Add: Flow Test $125.00
Add basic flow test to any of the above tests.

Add: Septic Survey $150.00
Add basic septic survey to any of the above tests. Call for pricing if you require excavation and/or a file search.

Add: Termite Inspection $95.00
Add termite inspection to any of the above tests.

Bacteria Only $150.00
Includes collection, total coliform bacteria and e. coli.

Certificate of Potability, New Well, Use & Occupancy
Each county has different requirements for COP. Email sales@wtlmd.com or call 410-643-7711 for pricing in your county.

If arsenic is needed, add $48.00

If gross alpha is needed, add $175.00

Site Visit $100.00, additional cost for counties not listed above
If we come to your site and cannot get a sample for any reason beyond our control. For example: we cannot take a sample for a private well that has chlorine in it. If there is chlorine in the sample, you will be charged a site visit for our time and mileage.

Please allow enough time for collection and testing before your settlement date. Call or email your information and we will schedule an appointment.