Why should you test your drinking water?
There are over 1 million private wells in Pennsylvania serving 3.5 million people in rural areas. Approximately 20,000 new wells are drilled each year. About half of the private water wells that have been tested in the state have at least one water quality problem. Yet, despite the importance of testing your water, only half of Pennsylvania wells have ever been tested. PSU College of Agricultural Sciences
What tests are available
This water test kit is the ideal choice to getting the optimum well water testing.
Included in this test is a complete micro biological analysis which includes the common test for the presences of coliform and e. coli bacteria. Additionally, the water sample is analyzed for microbial identification. This means that we can tell you if there is any other type of bacteria, fungi, mold or parasites in the water and whether they are health related issues or not. This is a very powerful test. Most significantly, this scan also does a micro-analysis of your water.
The scan also includes analysis for 6 metals: Arsenic, Copper, Iron, Lead, Manganese and Zinc
19 inorganic parameters: Alkalinity, Ammonia, Calcium, Chloride, Chlorine, Color, Conductivity, Hardness, Magnesium, Nitrate, Nitrite, Odor, pH, Potassium, Sediment, Sodium, Sulfate, Turbidity, Total Dissolved Solids;
61 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) found in many household products such as paints, gasoline, petroleum products and industrial solvents.
Ideal well water test for properly constructed drilled wells where no unpleasant odor, taste or color are present.
Test includes: total coliform bacteria, fecal/E. coli bacteria, lead, nitrate, nitrite, calcium, copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, chloride, chlorine, color, hardness, pH, total dissolved solids, sulfate, ammonia, alkalinity, odor, conductivity, sediment, turbidity, arsenic, zinc and 61 volatile organic compounds
Testing designed to meet the needs of your lender, including government backed loans from VA, FHA, and USDA .
Test includes: total coliform bacteria, E.coli, lead, sodium, potassium, copper, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, calcium, arsenic, pH, turbidity, color, odor, conductivity, total dissolved solids (TDS), sediment, alkalinity, chlorine, chloride, hardness, nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, sulfate, zinc.
Total Coliform and E.coli bacteria only. These two groups of bacteria are used as an indicater that micro-biologic contamination is present.