Water lead test kit request

We explain how to order a free kit to test your water for lead.

What to know

Request a lead test kit

To request a free lead testing kit, complete the request form or call 311.

Your kit will be on its way within 1 - 3 business days.

Request a kit

Collecting a water sample

  1. When you get your kit, you'll need to collect a water sample for us to test.
  2. You'll then send this sample back to us.
  3. We'll include detailed instructions within your water test kit.

Note: we can still test your sample even if it freezes.

How to collect a water sample video

Collecting from a multi-family building

If you live in a multi-family building, such as an apartment or condominium, you collect a sample from your unit’s plumbing.

Test results

We'll mail and/or email you the results as soon as we test your water.

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Request a kit to test your water for lead

Contact us

Minneapolis 311


7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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