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Each year, up to 7 million Americans become sick from contaminated drinking water...sometimes is can even be lethal. Pollution, old pipes, and outdated treatment threaten the quality of tap water.
You need to find out for yourself if you should be concerned about your tap water and what you can do to protect yourself and your family. The potential for Water contamination should not taken lightly.
The best way to do this is to order a water test kit from a reputable water testing laboratory.
In June 2003, a study was conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) concerning the quality of drinking water in 19 U.S. cities. The study found that pollution and deteriorating, out-of-date plumbing can deliver drinking water that might pose health risks to some residents—and they predicted that, unless steps were taken immediately, the situation would only get worse.
According to the NRDC, “In the long term, we all have reason to be concerned about pollution in tap water. The water in many cities contains pollutants that are carcinogens and that, over time, could cause cancer. That's why we all should try to get cities to clean these contaminants out of tap water as soon as possible.”
"But, My Water Company Treats My Tap Water to Eliminate Problems"
Unfortunately, efforts to treat water can also result in new health threats:
Government agencies have decided the benefits are worth the risks, but alternatives are available in many instances.
"What if You Have Your Own Well?"
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
"If you have your own well, you are responsible for making sure that your water is safe to drink. Private wells should be tested annually for nitrate and coliform bacteria to detect contamination problems early."
In addition to an annual test, The National Ground Water Association recommends that well owners test the water:
The Hit List of Contaminants
What are the contaminants that put us at risk? The EPA categorizes the culprits as follows:
Action You Can Take to Protect Your Family
So, what can you do to find out just how safe your tap water is? Test it.
Now you could go out and buy a home test kit for a few of the possible contaminants.
But, first of all, you are limited in the number of contaminants you can test for with these do-it-yourself test kits.
Furthermore, you can’t really trust the reliability of the results. You can get false-positives or false-negatives because of the lack of lab-based procedures needed to accurately handle and test the sample.
In the end, the only way to really know whether you have a problem or not is to have a professional water testing laboratory test your tap water for you. They have the professional staff, procedures and the calibrated instruments to give you the true picture.
You could call a local water testing lab, assuming you have one, and have them come out, draw a water sample, take it back to the lab and test it for you, but this will cost you several hundred dollars.
Or, you can order a water test from a professional lab that sends you a kit containing empty vials you fill with your tap water and send back to the lab. Because you have drawn the water yourself, the cost should be less than having lab personnel come to your home.
Choosing a Professional Lab to Test Your Water
Here are the key things to look for in determining which lab to order your test kit from:
The e-WaterTest staff has been testing water in our own laboratory for over 50 years. Our laboratory staff is made up of professional chemists, engineers, and microbiologists who have over 80 years of combined laboratory instrumentation, equipment, water supply and treatment experience.
We analyze your tap water using only EPA testing methods on equipment designed and calibrated to provide accurate results by degreed professionals—not by unqualified personnel using test strips or colorimetric kits which is how some mail-order testing services do this critical testing.
When you order your test kit, we send you a test kit containing everything you need including instructions, water vials, and a return shipping box and label. Once your water has been tested, usually in 15 to 20 business days after we receive your water samples, we email the results to you.
When you get the report, you will see the analysis of each contaminate being tested and whether that result is within EPA guidelines or not.
You now know whether you have a problem with your drinking water or not; and if you do, you know exactly what the problem is so you can take appropriate steps to rectify it.
After you place your order, we will send you a shipping kit containing the sample containers, registration form for the samples, a pre-paid shipping label, and easy-to-follow instructions.
When you receive The Priority Water Test Kit, just fill the sample containers with your tap water, fill out the registration form for the samples, re-pack the shipping box and mail the sample kit back to us. We even give you a postage-paid return shipping label so you just have to tape over the original shipping label and give it to your postman. It's as simple as that!
After our technicians process your samples, we send you a four-page report detailing the results of the testing and provide you with recommendations for solving any identified problems.
Option #1 - Bacteria Self-test...You test for bacteria, our lab tests for everything else.
IMPORTANT!: We recommend you order the Priority Water Test kit with the self-test for the bacteria. Not only is it a better and more accurate way to test your drinking water for bacteria, you will also save some money.If you haven't already read about this 'better way', click on the button below.
Option #2 - Our lab tests for bacteria and everything else
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