You cannot see, taste, or smell lead in drinking water. The only way to confirm that water does not contain lead is to have it tested.

LeadCare Illinois makes the testing process easy. After you register your facility for testing, watch the instructional videos below. The videos will walk you through how to prepare your facility for testing and how to collect water samples. You can also review our written testing instructions which are included in your test kit and can also be downloaded as a PDF here.

How to Prepare Your Facility for Testing

How to Collect Water Samples