Many companies in New Jersey offer well testing for a fee, which can vary widely. We recommend shopping around to find the best price for the bacterial coliform test. The Department of Health’s page provides a a link to a list of Certified Drinking Water Labs in New Jersey.
Based on the experiences of cottage food operators that have already received their permits, it could take anything between 2 to 8 weeks. The Department of Health updates the list of currently active cottage food operator permits when new permits are emitted.