marine_lab City of New Bedford Municipal Marine Laboratory

The New Bedford Health Department’s Municipal Laboratory ensures the safety of the city’s water through regular monitoring and testing.


Environmental Testing:
Test Fee
Semi-Public Beach Sample ( 24 hour entero) $50
If client brings sample $20
Private Well Total coliform  (MF-mEndo) $35
Municipal Total coliform  (MF-mEndo) $20
Public Beach Sample (MF-MEI;method 1600) $20
Commercial Total coliform  (LTB) $30
Fecal coliform  (MF-mFC) $20
E. coli  (MF-mTEC) $30
Swimming Pools  (mEndo, pH, Total & Free Chlorine) $50
Individual Water Chemistry Tests  (pH,  dissolved O2, Turbidity, Total or Free Chlorine)  per test $10

Appointments must be made for all private testing.

 The Laboratory is located at:
1000 Rodney French Boulevard
New Bedford, MA 02744