WaterCheck™ - Standard Well Water Test
Tests your Well or Private Spring Water for...
- - Bacteria (presence/absence for Total Coliform and E.Coli)
- - 22 heavy metals and minerals (including lead, arsenic, uranium, and mercury)
- - 7 other inorganic chemicals (including nitrates and fluoride)
- - 5 physical factors (including pH, Total Dissolved Solids and Hardness)
- - 4 trihalomethanes (disinfection by
- - products)
- - 47 volatile organic chemicals (including MTBE, PCE and TCE)
- - Full List of Contaminants PDF
WaterCheck™ Standard is a comprehensive informational water analysis designed for the homeowner whose drinking water comes from a private well or spring. This water testing package tests for 87 items and is a more comprehensive version of the basic analysis adding 47 VOCs and 4 Trihalomethanes.
This kit requires Next Day return shipping. Return shipping not included.
NOT included in the test kit is the return shipping of the water sample. We will be happy to extend our UPS rates to you - just call us before you are ready to collect your sample and we can email a return label at that time.
If you are performing testing to meet regulatory requirements or if you believe your results may be used for litigation purposes, please contact us for more information about testing packages designed for those purposes.
*from receipt of the water sample
IT'S AS EASY AS 1-2-3
1. Collect a sample of your water
It's as easy as filling a few bottles with your drinking water or other water sample and completing a short form. Our kits include easy-to-follow instructions.
2. Ship it to our laboratory
Return your kit to our laboratory using guaranteed next-day delivery or drop the kit off if you are in the neighborhood.
3. Receive your in-depth report
We'll give you an easy-to-read report that has your water test results compared side-by-side with National EPA Standards. If you need help with the results, just call us.
How do I know which test to buy?
We offer three tiers of well water testing kits: basic, standard, and deluxe. Our Standard Well Test is one of our most popular kits because it includes a balance of tests for bacteria and chemicals. It's important to test for common contaminants and naturally occurring contaminants such as arsenic, radon, barium, iron, and manganese. If you're still unsure which well water test to purchase, your local health department can give insight into which contaminants are most prevalent in your area.
How often should I test my well water?
Private well owners are encouraged to have their water tested at least once a year. Since there are no regulations requiring regular well water testing, you must ensure the water is safe to drink. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends testing your well water at least once a year for bacteria, nitrates, and other contaminants. Suppose your well is close to nearby waste disposal sites or is prone to flooding and other disturbances. In that case, your drinking water is at higher risk of harmful bacteria and other water quality concerns. If your well is at risk, it's recommended you test your well more frequently to avoid unsafe water.
When do I get the results?
From the time we receive your sample, we estimate about a 7-10 day turnaround to get your results. For kits with more tests, expect longer wait times.
What are the dangers of drinking contaminated well water?
A handful of issues can occur in groundwater that could negatively impact human health. Avoid disease and sickness by ensuring your well is free from toxic chemicals like lead and arsenic. High levels of nitrates can cause health problems, especially for pregnant women. If your well water has Total Coliform Bacteria, it could indicate that other bacteria could be present. Our report will measure the levels of each of these (and more!) to gauge your water safety and help you determine water treatment options.
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Return shipping not included.
The CityCheck Standard testing package allows homeowners to get a more comprehensive analysis on their municipal water supply. This testing package covers everything that is tested for in the City-Check Basic and including more metals, minerals and volatile organic compounds.
Return shipping not included.
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The WaterCheck™ Advantage
We are a certified laboratory with many specific water tests and kits designed to test for harmful bacteria and chemical contaminants. Private wells require closer attention because they are not regulated by your local health department or treatment facility. The WaterCheck™ product line includes three tiers of well water testing kits. Based on the analysis, we will provide you with a detailed report of how safe the water is. We are here to ensure your water is free from contamination and can be safely consumed.