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Publication #SL133

Water Test Form1

Rao S. Mylavarapu, William d'Angelo, and Nancy Wilkinson2

This document is the Water Test Form (SL133) used by the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory. The sheet gives details about collecting samples and testing fees. To download the form, visit

The Water Test Form must accompany water samples submitted to the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory. This service is available to all Florida residents. Analyses performed are pH, electrical conductivity, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Na, Cl, hardness, total carbonates, and suspended solids. Please note that these tests will not determine if the water is suitable for human consumption. Bacteriological tests may be available from the county health department or from some commercial laboratories.



This document is SL133, one of a series of the Department of Soil and Water Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date September 01, 1999. Revised July 2005, February 2009, November 2013, and December 2019. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.


Rao S. Mylavarapu, professor, Department of Soil and Water Sciences; William d'Angelo, lab manager, UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Lab; and Nancy Wilkinson, assistant manager, UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Lab; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.