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Some of Our More Well Known Customers:

The Statue of LibertyEllis Island Foundation

Ellis Island

National Aeronautics and Space Admin. Here's the ship whose drinking water we tested for the NOAA:


US Bureau of Reclamation - Grand Coulee Dam
US Army Corp of Engineers
US Air Force - 133rd Airlift Wing
US Navy - Travis Air Force Base

US Secret Service

Welaka National Fish Hatchery
Greene County Conservation District (PA)
Eliot Watershed Association (ME)
City of Lewisburg (TN)
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Washington, D.C.
National Park Service
Duweep Ranger Station
Grand Canyon, AZ 





The Dirty Little Secrets Some On-line Water Testing Companies Don't Want You to Know About

There are other mail-order companies offering what looks like our water testing services, but they outsource the actual testing to labs they do not own. They are, in fact, only marketing companies.

Double-check their list of contaminants to make sure they are not duplicating some contaminate names just to artificially inflate the total number they test for.

Another way to inflate their numbers is to list a compound as one contaminate and then list the compound's components as separate contaminants.

We would never play that numbers game. If a mail-order company plays this game, they think you will only look at their count and not check to see if they are stretching the count. We know you know better.

Check their pricing. Some offer a discount and then recover it by charging for return shipping. eWatertest doesn't play this game either. Our price includes return shipping— we don't try to trick you into thinking you are getting 'discount' and then recover it by charging you for 'return shipping'.

There are even some on-line water testing companies who spend a ton of money on advertising boasting they have over 30,000 to 60,000 customers--guess what, these vendors have only been in business a couple of years, if that, so there's no way they have had that many customers in such a short period of time. And, to top it off, they don't even own the lab that tests their customers' drinking water! Talk about 'truth in advertising'!

Beware of companies who also offer a ton of different tests, and yet you can't find out who they are and who actually tests your drinking water. Most of them only give you a toll-free number to call. You have no idea where they are located or who the principals are.

We have built our reputation over the last 30 years by being straight with our customers—you deserve nothing less considering the importance of trusting the company that tests your drinking water.

All of our testing is done in our own lab so we can control the entire testing process. Our lab director is a co-founder and is the one who signs off on your water test results. It pays to ask if you aren't sure.

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Is Your Drinking Water Safe?

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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:

  • Chlorination of drinking water does virtually eliminate most disease or bacterial contamination, but it also creates traces of several toxic by-products in the water such as:

    • Chloroform

    • Chloramines

    • Trihalomethanes

    • Other chlorinated organic compounds

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:

  • any time there is a change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap or a new contamination source;

  • if family members or house guests have recurrent incidents of gastrointestinal illness;

  • if an infant is living in the home; or if you wish to monitor the efficiency and performance of home water treatment equipment.

The Hit List of Contaminants

What are the contaminants that put us at risk? The EPA categorizes the culprits as follows:

  • Organic chemicals are pesticides, solvents, and other chemicals that seep into ground water supplies. Some are known as volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) because they change (they may evaporate, for example). Most are linked with cancer and/or nervous system, liver and kidney disorders. 

    In the organic group, trihalomethanes (THMs) are sometimes created after water has left a treatment plant, when chlorine may react with leaves and other decaying animal and plant matter. A substance that can result from this process is chloroform, a suspected carcinogen.

  • Inorganic chemicals include dangerous metals such as mercury, lead and arsenic; sodium; nitrates and nitrites; and a variety of natural minerals. Some inorganics are associated with a variety of health problems. Lead is known to cause brain damage and is highly toxic to infants and pregnant women, even in minute doses. It usually comes from lead water pipes, old pipe solder, or lead-based brass fixtures.

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:

  • How many contaminants are being tested? There should be a minimum of 150.

  • Does the company you are ordering your test kit from actually own the lab that will be doing the testing or are they subcontracting the work out?

  • Is the lab using EPA testing methods?

  • Does the test kit you order include a postage-paid return mailing label in the cost of the test?

About e-WaterTest

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.


Here’s what some customers have to say:

"Thank you again for all your help. You folks are wonderful!"

Robyn Melo

"I wanted to let you know that I truly appreciate your service especially compared to local labs in my area that took forever to just complete a few of the tests that your company offers. I would highly recommend your services to others who are in the market for water testing."

Jessica Reynolds

"Thanks for the good service, I'm glad the test turned out that way, chemical contaminates were a main concern of mine, we are only a few miles from the Fairfield county land fill and the Buckeye aquifer runs through this area. I didn't know how well they had the bottom sealed. I'll be using your company in the future and others have asked about your services. "

Al Schuman


Ordering Your Priority Water Testing Kit


The Priority Water Test Kit - Test for Up to 216 Contaminants

Water Testing Kit

What's Tested

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.

Select the Priority Water Test Kit below that best meets your needs:

Best Choice

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.

You receive all of this for only $169, including shipping and handling1 to your door. Turnaround is approximately 15 to 20 business days from receipt of the sample at our lab.

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Option #2 - Our lab tests for bacteria and everything else

You receive all of this for only $189, including shipping and handling1 to your door. Turnaround is approximately 15 to 20 business days from receipt of the sample at our lab.

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1 Return Shipping is not included on orders shipped outside the Continental US. 



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