This single-use well water test kit will check for bacterial well contaminants, plus lead, pesticides, nitrates, chlorine, copper and iron concentrations. It is the most sophisticated home water quality test kit available and is much lower cost that the "mail-in" services available.
Water is by far the most ingested substance on the planet. Even with modern water-treatment facilities, water can be a significant source of dangerous contaminants, spreading acute and chronic diseases. Continual exposure to certain man-made chemicals can be highly insidious, causing damage over months or years with often serious and sometimes deadly effects. Chlorine, used for disinfection can react with organic matter to form cancer-causing trihalomethanes.
Even naturally occurring contaminants can show up in well water with dangerous consequences. According the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, E. coli bacteria is responsible for an estimated 73,000 cases of infection and 61 deaths per year in the United States. Lead is toxic when ingested and causes a wide variety of systemic and developmental problems in adults and children yet this metal can leach from old pipes and fixtures, making its way into drinking water. In the US, about 1,000,000 children under the age of six have an amount of lead in their blood that exceeds the level of concern.
Pesticides have been discovered in every large watershed in the US. The dangerous synthetic chemicals used in pesticides have also been detected in an alarmingly high percentage of groundwater wells in the US, so it is important to test well water at home.
- Home water quality test kit checks for copper, iron, and lead
- Detect dangerous levels of Nitrates/Nitrites
- Test for potentially harmful bacteria
- Reveal the presence of toxins from pesticides or fertilizers
- Learn your well water's pH balance
- Determine your water's "hardness"
- Identify unsafe levels of chlorine in your water
- Compare all your results to EPA-recommended levels
- Single Use Well Water Test Kit
I have not tested my water since installing the FloJak pump system. Right now I am mainly using well water for gardening and lawn purposes. However, should the need arise for pumping well water throughout my house, I would need to test it to make sure it is clean enough for drinking, bathing, etc.
We use our well water for all our water needs. We often wonder how things are doing "down there". This kit was very helpful in that it tests for the usual suspects, lead, nitrates, bacteria. For the money it can't be beat.