Essential 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. Scroll down to “What It Tests” to see the list that meets the most common concerns found. It meets requirements of Environmental Health Officers in North, Central and & South Okanagan and in the East Kootenay regions.
More Information Below.
|Dimensions||1 x 2 x 3 cm|
What you get
Upon purchase of this test, you will receive:
- Testing containers
- Sampling guidelines
- Test Results once sample Is returned to lab – around 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.
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What it tests
Total Coliforms – Exists naturally in water. Total Coliforms are generally harmless but their presence indicates inadequate processing or contamination.
Escherichia coli – E.coli are members of the fecal coliform group and their presence is an indicator of direct fecal contamination.
Anions – This includes Chloride, Fluoride, Nitrate, Nitrite, Sulfate.
Total Metals – This includes Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Boron, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Uranium, Zinc.
General – This includes common parameters like Alkalinity, Conductivity, Total Hardness, pH, Total Dissolvable Solids, and Turbidity.
Check with an appropriate approval authority to ensure that packages meet applicable requirements, i.e. Interior Health Public Health Officer (http://www.interiorhealth.ca/). This list of tests are parameters sometimes found over maximums in British Columbia.
The Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines lists all the parameters that are suggested to be tested.
How it works
Upon purchase of this test, you will receive the testing containers by mail.
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.
Results – on delivery of filled bottles back to the laboratory according to the included instructions.
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
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.
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