Homeowner Package-TEST

This package consists of the following analyses which can also be run separately:

  1. Total Coliform Bacteria (includes E-coli result when bacteria is present): Test the bacteriological safety of a water supply. 
  2. Nitrate plus Nitrite-Nitrogen: These are the most common chemical contaminants in Wisconsin groundwater. They may also serve
    as an indicator of the presence of other contaminants, such as pesticides or trace organic chemicals
    from septic system effluent. 
  3. pH: Measure of relative acidity of the water. Useful in assessing the corrosivity of water to plumbing.
  4. Alkalinity: Amount of bicarbonate (acid neutralizing capacity), the major anion in water, related to pH
    and corrosivity
  5. Hardness: Measure of the amount of calcium and magnesium carbonates. Important if water softening
    is considered.
  6. Chloride: Indicates contamination from septic systems, fertilizer, landfills, or road salt.
  7. Conductivity: Measure of total dissolved minerals in water. Change in conductivity or unusual ratio of conductivity to hardness may signal presence of contaminants.
  8. Corrosivity Index: This measures the tendency of water to be corrosive or scale forming.