Water Testing

When Should I Test My Water?

The are a variety of factors that can affect the status of your drinking water and determine when and how often your water needs to be tested. Some basic questions to ask yourself when thinking about testing include:

  • Has my water source changed?
  • Have there been changes to my plumbing?
  • Have there been reports of local contamination?
  • Has your household experienced extended illnesses affecting more than one person?

Public Water Supply and Water Testing

Most municipal or “city” water supplies are regularly tested based on state or local ordinances. Check with your local water department for testing regulations and schedules. The frequency of testing often is based on the number of households served and could be anywhere from weekly testing to monthly testing, or even annual.

For municipal water supplies, Water Softeners & Filters recommends water testing when you move into a new location to create a baseline of your water quality. Unless you believe that something has happened to threaten you water quality, retesting your water every three years should be sufficient.

Well Water and Water Testing

If your water is supplied by a private well then there is no mandating water testing. To ensure that the water you are drinking is safe we recommend testing by your local health department for bacteria and nitrate twice a year and regular testing for pesticides, herbicides, organic contaminants, and heavy metals. After a baseline is acquired, well water should be tested at least once a year.

Water Softeners & Filters has a great selection of water test kits to help you assess your water quality and determine what steps are needed to solve your unique issues. Water Softeners & Filters carries a great selection of water testing kits to make testing easy and affordable. Order your water testing kit today.

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