Water Analysis Guide
Water Analysis Guide Test Performed Limit Explanation Health & Aesthetic Effects Aluminium 0.200mg/l Al Aluminium is the most abundant metallic element in the earth’s crust. Different chemical forms of aluminium are commonly used as coagulants and for removal of colour, turbidity and micro-organism during water treatment. High aluminium content may pose a threat to people […]
Microbiologicals include any type of organic materials such as algae, mold and bacteria. These materials cause your water to taste and smell earthy or woody. State and federal governments require water distribution centers to provide biologically safe water, but private wells do not. Learn more about microbes and how you can reduce these contaminants in your water.
Nitrates often find their way into your water supply through the use of fertilizer. Spring water is vulnerable to this type of contamination when excess fertilizer isn’t fully absorbed by soil or crops. People in rural communities should test their water for nitrates because it is odorless and tasteless. Learn more about nitrates and how you can […]
Lead differs from other contaminants in that it rarely occurs naturally in a raw water supply. It gets in your water after it leaves the treatment plant. It dissolves in your water from old lead piping, lead solder or brass faucets. There is no safe level for lead exposure. Learn more about lead and how you can […]
Arsenic is odorless and tasteless. The only way to identify its presence is to have the water tested through a state certified lab. Arsenic is extremely toxic and known to cause cancer and hurt your immune system, leaving you susceptible to falling ill. This chemical gets in your water naturally through either erosion or industrial […]
If you’re noticing bluish-green stains inside your toilet tank or on your fixtures, your water has a low pH level. Anything measuring less than 7 pH is considered acidic. Your water is acidic because of pollutions, whether it’s from airborne pollutants, runoff from a mining spoil or the decomposition of plant materials. Learn more about low […]