Drinking / Potable Water

People are more concerned about the quality of the drinking water they consume today than a few years ago. As we build more industries, automobiles, trains, and boats the environment gets more contaminated with gasoline, motor oil, and hazardous chemicals that find their way into the surface and underground water that must be used as the source of drinking water. Pesticides, fertilizers, weed killers, and other hazardous chemicals, like Chromium Hexavalent, also find their way into the water and become a concern especially in those houses with a septic tank and a private well installed on the same property. Many homes treated for termite problems with insecticides which get injected in the ground, create new problems when the rain wash them into the underground water contaminating the well causing serious health problems to the home owners. 

Drinking Potable Water

There is also a possibility of having natural minerals containing arsenic, lead, thallium, and mercury in the rocks that when in contact with the ground water, get dissolved, contaminating the water even in rural areas without any factories around.

Contaminated water is not easy to identify. Therefore, if you suspect that your drinking water source is not safe, let a professional laboratory do the analysis for you, but using the latest analytical instrumentation like atomic emission spectrophotometry, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and EPA approved methods to test the water that you use to drink, cook, and bathe. Not all the filtration systems work the same way, most of them can only reduce one type of contaminant.

ParameterTest Method (#)UnitCab Detection Limit
Chemical Analysis
pH @25 °C *APHA - AWWA 4500 H + B-0.1
Total Solids @ 105 °C *APHA - AWWA 2540 Bmg/L9
Chloride as Cl - *APHA - AWWA 4500 CI - Bmg/L1
Total Alkalinity at pH 4.5 as caCO3APHA - AWWA 2320 Bmg/L2
Total hardness as caCO3APHA - AWWA 2320 C /IP-01mg/L2
Cyanide as CN-Pyridine - Pyrazalone methodmg/L0.002
Fluride as F-USEPA SPADNS Reagent methodmg/L0.002
Total Residual chlorineUSEPA DFD methodmg/L0.002
Total sulfates as SO4 *SULFAVER METHODmg/L2
Chromium as Cr*APHA - AWWA 303O E / 3120 Bmg/L0.006
Copper as Cu *APHA - AWWA 3030E / 3120 Bmg/L0.006
Iron as Fe *APHA - AWWA 3030E / 3120 Bmg/L0.011
Lead as Pb * APHA - AWWA 3030E / 3120 Bmg/L0.015
Manganese as Mn *APHA - AWWA 3030E / 3120 Bmg/L0.002
Nickel as Ni *APHA - AWWA 3030E / 3120 Bmg/L0.005
Zinc as Zn *APHA - AWWA 3030E / 3120 Bmg/L0.006
Microbiological Analysis
Total Bacterial CountAPHA - AWWACFU/ml-
Total ColiformsAPHA - AWWACFU/100ml-
Fecal ColiformsAPHA - AWWACFU/100 ml-
Escherichia ColiAPHA - AWWACFU/100 ml-