Drinking Water Testing Evaluation Program
Homeowner and Residential Drinking Water, Groundwater,
Residential Water Supply and Homeowner
Environmental Education and Outreach - Drinking water testing and analysis services provided by national testing laboratories or certified/licensed professionals. The residential water testing program includes analysis for common water quality problems, microbiological contamination, and makes recommendations regarding the potential need for water treatment devices, such as: softeners, reverse osmosis units, distillation, neutralizers, chlorination systems, ultraviolet or UV systems. As part of the Water Research Center continuing efforts of environmental education, we established an education program, testing program, guidance on a treatment program, and a self-monitoring program.
Self-Monitoring Testing Kits and Meters - screen samples at home.
Option 1: The Basic Water Chemistry Package and Bacterial Testing - You will be linked to a different web page - then navigate to Product List and Find the Code Sighted in the Link.
Well-Check is our well water testing package that includes microbiological testing (Total Coliform & E-Coli) and the analysis of 19 heavy metals & minerals, 6 inorganic chemicals, and physical factors. This package helps homeowners to determine what is in their well water and if a treatment system is needed. This package is a great follow up test for our customers who are using our Watercheck test package and need to determine if new treatment systems are working to correct any bacteria or metals issues that were detected. This product also benefits anyone who is looking to monitor their well water on a regular basis. (Code 9003) - $ 142.00, plus shipping. Request information.
The City-Check Deluxe testing package is for customers on municipal water supplies who are concerned about pesticides and herbicides. This package includes everything in the Basic and Standard City-Check testing packages and adds on a list of 20 pesticides, herbicides and PCBs that are tested. Pesticides and herbicides are more likely to be found in water supplies that utilize surface water as a source rather than groundwater, due to runoff from agricultural areas. (Code 9503) - $ 241.00, plus shipping. Request information.
Nuisance Bacteria Testing - Homeowners interested in getting their water tested and are experiencing nuisance related problems can have their water tested for specific nuisance related bacteria. This package is recommended if you want to check the general potability of your water source, plus you are having problems with elevated iron levels, musty odors, or sulfur odors. The cost for the testing is $ 45.00 per bacterial screen or all three tests for a total cost of $ 110.00. The specialized bacterial testing package may include iron reducing bacteria, slime bacteria, and sulfur reducing bacteria. To request a homeowners water sampling package, please send an email to the address found below and include the following: Name, complete mailing address, email address, and a description of your water supply and possible concerns by email to Request Order Form For Option 3. Please put Water Testing Option 3 in the Subject area.
Pathogenic Bacteria Screening - The specialized bacterial testing package that includes a presence/absence test for pathogenic bacteria. This package is recommended if you want to check the general potability of your water source, plus you are having problems with musty odors, repeated coliform positives, taste problems, or sulfur odors. The cost of this analysis is only $ 55.00 per sample and includes a professional evaluation of the results with recommendations. To request a homeowners water sampling package, please send an email to the address found below and include the following: Name, complete mailing address, email address, and a description of your water supply and possible concerns by email to Request Order Form For Option 5. Please put Water Testing Option 5 in the Subject area.
The Standard Radiological water testing package includes Uranium, Gross Alpha & Beta and Radon in Water.(Code 7001)- $ 155.00, plus shipping. Request information.
The Water Research Center is making available a number of free informational documents related to common drink water quality issues and problems, such as: Giardia cysts, Cryptosporidium, nitrates, lead, corrosion, bacteria and much more. Below are three more detailed reports, but more information can be found at the help desk. We are also available conduct Community Based or Regional Water Quality / Private Well Owner Education Programs, Watershed Based Assessments, and aid in Developing Baseline/Regional Testing Programs -schedule a Workshop or Contact the Keystone Clean Water Team.
The informational documents that are available include:
The Water Library - Pdf files on Water Issues and Topics - A lot of Free Information pdf files, docs and html pages
Online Training Courses
Water Research Center
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