Find out what’s in your water
Levels as low as 0.2 to 0.3 ppm will usually cause brown or reddish staining of laundry and plumbing fixtures. The presence of iron bacteria in water supplies will often cause these symptoms at even lower levels.
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
Solids refer to minerals, salts and metals dissolved in water. This includes anything present in the water other than pure water and suspended solids.
Chlorine is the most common solution used for disinfecting water. Biological contamination has two forms, pathogenic and non-pathogenic. All water supplies should be tested for biological content prior to use and consumption.
Causes stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, numbness in hands and feet, partial paralysis, and blindness. It can also cause damage to the skin, circulatory system, and increase the risk of cancer.
High levels of nitrates in drinking water can make you sick. Nitrates in your well water can come from animal waste, septic systems, flooded sewers, water runoff, fertilizers and decaying plants.
The higher the amount of total suspended solids (TSS) in the water, the higher the turbidity levels are, and the cloudier the water appears. It may be clay and silt from shoreline erosion, bottom sediments, or organic debris from stream and wastewater discharge.
Trihalomethanes (THMs) are the result of a reaction between the chlorine used for disinfecting tap water and natural organic matter in the water. At elevated levels,THMs have been associated with negative health effects such as cancer and adverse reproductive outcomes.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. These chemicals are very persistent in the environment and in the human body – meaning they don’t break down and they can accumulate over time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects.
There are multiple water treatment technologies available for bacteria/viruses; and sometimes a combination may be needed for success. Avoid potentially critical health threats at minimal cost, by using our New York State certified lab for an extended water analysis report.