How is your water quality? Most of us take water for granted. We have an unlimited supply at our fingertips. But do you every think about what may be in it?
The first key factor is knowing who supplies your water. If your water comes from a public water system, it is regulated by the National Primary Drinking Water Standards. They should send you an annual water quality report. However, if your water comes from a well or another non-public source, you will want to be proactive to check on your water quality.
There are many tests that can be run for water quality. For starters, the EPA recommends annual testing for coliform bacteria. When children are present in the household, it can be important to test your lead levels – and nitrate/nitrite when they are still babies. You can test for a variety of metals or other chemicals, especially if you notice a change in the taste or odor of your water. And finally, if you are close to construction, mining or factories, or if there has been a chemical spill nearby, you will also want to consider testing your water for VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
For any tests, it is important to use a state certified laboratory. Testor only works with ELAP certified facilities. Call us today for more information about how we can help you test your water supply.