What Is Residential Water Testing?

When you think of water testing, you might think of checking the water quality in your municipal water supply. If you’re a homeowner or tenant, it’s important to know what kinds of tests you need and how to do them. 

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Here are some basics: 

-Water quality can be affected by a variety of factors, including surface and groundwater, local pollutants, and even seasonal changes. It’s important to get a comprehensive assessment of your water supply each year.  

-There are three main types of water test: bacteriological (for bacteria), chemical, and environmental. 

-Most residential water tests fall into one of two categories: routine or emergency. Routine tests include bacteriological, chemical, and environmental readings; emergency tests only check for bacterial contamination. 

-To perform a routine test, you’ll need access to a tap or well that supplies your home or apartment with municipal water. To perform an emergency test, you’ll need access to a source of potable (drinkable) water that isn’t connected to the municipal system. 

-Most residential water testing is performed by the water utility, but some private utilities and government agencies also perform water tests. 

-Most standard residential water tests seek to determine whether the water is safe for drinking; other tests check for possible contaminants.

 -For household use, it’s important that you don’t use a product or object as a makeshift pool while taking a residential water test. It’s best to wait until your utility has worked with you to set up a time to take your test.