Water Testing

General Potability Drinking Water Test Kit


By purchasing this kit, you will get the required supplies and instructions to test your drinking water for parameters frequently required for drinking water approval. The Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines list all the parameters that are suggested to be tested.  This list meets the most common concerns found and it also meets requirements of Environmental Health Officers in North, Central and & South Okanagan and in the East Kootenay regions. This is a suggested package. Check with an appropriate approval authority to ensure that packages meet applicable requirements, i.e. Interior Health Public Health Officer ( This list of tests are parameters sometimes found over maximums in British Columbia.

Just send back the filled bottles to the lab and the report with the results is included in the price. These results are meant to indicate the influence of surface water, septic, animal fecal matter and other common issues. This also meets the definition of potability for “most” mortgages.

Includes: Total Coliforms, E. Coli, Alkalinity, Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Boron, Cadmium, Calcium, Chloride, Chromium, Copper, Conductivity, Cyanide, Fluoride, Hardness (total), Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Nitrate, Nitrite, pH, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulfate, Total Dissolved Solids, Turbidity, Uranium, Zinc

Results – on delivery of filled bottles back to the laboratory according to the included instructions.

Kit Includes:

  • Testing Containers
  • Sampling Guidelines
  • Test Results Once Sample Is Returned To Lab – typically 5 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
4. Cyanide: 125 mL HDPE with NaOH preservative

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