Essential Drinking Water Test Kit

This is a common potability package for homeowners and contractors as it complies with the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines. This test is often used to determine potability and drinkability. You will get all the required supplies and instructions to sample effectively. This is our most popular kit for a reason!

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What it tests

This drinking water potability package includes the following parameters listed below:

This testing package has a wide-range of uses!

  • Private Well – The bacteria in water test is primarily used for annual well tests. However, some well owners should consider upgrading to this test depending on the water quality or known contaminants in the area.
  • House water test – This test is perfect for tap sources in homes. It covers the metals associated with pipe corrosion and tests for many other common problems associated with water quality.
  • Business routine check – Safety is important to all of us. Our essential drinking water test kit covers the most common water quality issues that could be affecting your business.
  • Contractors – Covers a wide range of contaminants and gives clients a “peace of mind” with the number of crucial contaminants tested.

..and many more!

Total Coliforms, E.coli – Exists naturally in soil, water, and vegetation. Nearby septic systems, sewage discharges, and domestic or wild animal life can promote coliform growth. Most coliform bacteria will not likely cause any illness. However, these bacterias are used as indicators in water tests because their presence shows if disease-causing organisms (pathogens) could also be in the water. E.coli is considered the type of coliform that is the best indicator of fecal contamination with the possibility to carry pathogens. The total coliform bacteria test is a primary indicator of “potability”, or suitability for consumption, of drinking water.

Anions – These compounds include Chloride, Fluoride, Nitrate, Nitrite, and Sulfate. Each of these compounds has different symptoms and effects to our body. If enough organic and inorganic salts enter into the water system, they make the water toxic and poisonous to drink. Provides the Cation-Anion Balance.

Total Metals – This includes: Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Boron, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Uranium, Zinc.

Chemical and General– This includes Alkalinity, Cyanide, Langelier Index, Conductivity, Total Hardness, pH, Total Dissolvable Solids, Temperature, and Turbidity.

Check with your local health authority to ensure that packages meet your requirements.

Are you looking for something else? CARO probably tests for it! Send us a custom order request and we will take care of it for you!

What you get

Upon purchase of this test, you will receive:

Testing Containers – We fill your testing containers with the correct preservatives and store them at a specific temperature in our CARO Cooler. All orders get return shipping for free!

Sampling Guidelines – We’ll make sure you know the correct methods of sampling to ensure there aren’t any hiccups in the testing process.

Return Shipping – Inside the CARO Cooler, we will include a return shipping waybill. Just find a local courier and send it back to our closest laboratory!

Chain of Custody – This is a standard laboratory form that must be filled out and shipped back to us with the bottles. Its used by our staff to make sure we do our job right!

The Report – We will send your report via email typically around 5 business days after receiving your sample. You can access it online if you use our service called ClientConnect. Regulation maximum accepted concentrations are listed as well so you can compare your results.

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.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Call us at 1-888-311-8846 or email [email protected] and we would be happy to help find a testing service that fits your needs.


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 will be started as soon as possible. Every result will be started on the delivery of filled bottles back to the laboratory. Give us time to analyze your samples and we will email you the results when they’re ready!

Internal rushes are possible if you make a custom enquiry via contact us or on the phone.

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.

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.

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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