Water Testing

Northern Health Required Water Quality Parameters


By purchasing this kit, you will get supplies and instructions to test your drinking water for the Required Water Quality Parameters by Northern Health. Click Here to see this list.

This test is performed on water sources to look for concentrations of hazardous organisms/substances, to identify trends in water quality, for source protection planning and water system design process. This package includes bacteriological parameters, chemical analysis as well as parameters affecting aesthetic concerns. Additional testing and analytical adjustments for specific contaminants may be recommended based on the results of the original analysis. If additional testing was recommended  by Northern Health, please list the extra items in the comments of your order and we will contact you to finalize your order.

This package includes the following parameters listed below:

  • Bacteriological:   E-coli, Total Coliform, HPC
  • Chemical and Physical:   Alkalinity, Chloride, Color, Electrical Conductivity, Fluoride, Hardness, Langelier Saturation Index, Metals Scan, Nitrogen Species (Organic N, Ammonia, Nitrate, Nitrite), pH, Sulfate, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Organic Carbon, Turbidity, UV Transmittance, Sulfide

Kit Includes:

  • Testing Containers
  • Sampling Guidelines
  • Test Results Once Sample Is Returned To Lab – typically 5-7 working days after receiving sample back at lab.
  • Return Shipping for Sample Back to Lab
  • Does not include sampling safety equipment as what is required depends on various circumstances. Please contact a local environmental consultant if you have questions or concerns about safely sampling. CARO provides testing services only, no sampling services.

Containers Included:

  1. Microbiology: 300 mL sterile with Na2S2O3 preservative
  2. Metals: 125 mL HDPE with HNO3 preservative
  3. General: 250 mL HDPE no preservative
  4. Nutrients: 125 mL HDPE with H2SO4 preservative
  5. Sulfide: 125mL HDPE with NaOH/ZnOAc preservative
  6.  TOC: 40mL glass with H3PO4 preservative

Once you have ordered your kit, just send back the filled bottles to the lab and the report with the results is included in the price. Results take a total of 5-7 business days and will be emailed to you.

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