Interior Health Drinking Water Sources Package

This health package covers the most common drinking water contaminants for the Interior Health Region.

This kit gives you the necessary supplies and instructions to test your drinking water for parameters frequently required for a new drinking water source approval by Interior Health. The contaminants tested that add on to our potability package* are Background growth, Mercury, Ammonia, Organic Nitrogen, and total organic carbons. See the link to the list put out by interior health.

Our reports will give you a precise number that’s above the reporting limit, and either above or below the regulatory guidelines.

More Information Below.


    • 57 $

What it tests

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

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.

Background Growth – Usually seen as yellow colonies. An indicator of a general bacterial population in a sample. This can lead to many other health concerns. Any microbiological test can determine if there is bacterial background growth.

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, Mercury, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Uranium, Zinc.

Arsenic – Even low amount of this can kill a human. You cannot smell, taste, or see arsenic in water. This is a common contaminant around BC.

Chemical and General – Alkalinity, Ammonia, Color, Conductivity, Corrosivity (Calcium Carbonate saturation/ Langelier’s index), Cyanide, Hardness, Organic Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorous, Strontium, Temperature, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Total Organic Carbon, Turbidity, and UV Transmittance.

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!

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.

C06 – Mercury
C05 – Metals
C07 – Micro
C09 – Cyanide
C10 – H2SO4
C13 – General
C37 – TOC x2


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. It’s used by our staff to make sure we do our job right!

The Report – We will send your report via email and 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. CARO provides testing services only, no sampling services.

How it works

After you purchase a kit on our store,

We will ship the CARO Kit to you via express shipping. In the CARO Kit, you’ll receive the sampling containers, a sheet to show you how to sample, as well as a chain of custody form (COC). The COC form is a standard lab procedure to get the correct information from you.

Once you sample, it’s advised to get the samples back to us ASAP. You can do this by getting that CARO Kit to a post office or courier and send it back to one of our locations. Certain tests like Microbiology (found in most drinkability packages) have a sample holding time of only 24 hours, so it’s vital to get the containers in transit right away.

So we’ve received your samples, allow 5 – 7 business days for us to analyze them and produce the reports for you. We will email the report to you when it’s ready. Every result’s turnaround time (TAT) will be started on the delivery of filled bottles back to the laboratory.

Internal rushes are possible for non-micobiology tests. Either use the Turnaround Time add on, or make a custom inquiry via the contact us webpage 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.


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