Essential Water Test Kit

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Recommended by SimpleLab™ for basic water quality testing in any home, building, or facility served by a water utility or well. This test is conducted by an independent laboratory and will look at the top 45 contaminants including Metals and Materials, Chemicals and Disinfectants, and other Physical Contaminants. 

Lab testing includes: Heavy metals, minerals, general chemistry.

Report analysis includes: Health hazards, plumbing risks, taste, odor, and appearance issues.

Well Water Source Adds Bacteria, Silica, and Tannin

The purchase of this test qualifies for FREE SHIPPING and includes a $100 rebate if you purchase the recommended system.

America's Choice In Smart And Essential Water Test Kits

Most lab water tests only test for a few contaminants. It's not unusual to see them charge $100 for 12-15 contaminants. A thorough water analysis is like a blood test or x-ray for your water and is the ONLY way that you can really know what is in your water so that you can properly treat it. The problem is: many water tests are expensive and if they aren't expensive, they are not very accurate. This is one of the reasons we've chosen to partner with SimpleLabs for all of our water testing kits. SimpleLabs water testing kits are the only smart drinking water test kits available on the market today. These water tests are tested by independent laboratories and have been cited by leading scientific publications.

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This Kit Includes

✔ Bottle sample

✔ Test Sample Instructions

✔ Water Sampling Guide

✔ Water Sample Information

✔ Shipping Instructions

Alkalinity, Calcium, Chloride, Hardness, LSI, pH, SAR, Sodium, Total Dissolved Solids, and Total Hardness: Important general indicators of your water's health. These are also important when selecting treatment.

Lead: Enters your tap water while in contact with the pipes and fixtures leading up to your faucet. Lead is an extremely toxic heavy metal that should not be ingested in any amount by children or adults.

Copper: Although less toxic than lead, Copper is more commonly detected in water samples since it is the primary material in more than 95% of US home plumbing.

Cadmium: Often leaches from deteriorating pipes and also frequently found near industrial contamination. Cadmium is known to build up in human kidneys and recent toxicological data suggests it may be as harmful as lead.

Arsenic & Chromium: Highly toxic and frequently detected in both groundwater wells and water utilities. Arsenic is arguably the most difficult and expensive problem facing small and large water utilities nationwide. The high cost of treatment means some water systems can't afford to remove these entirely.

Uranium & Strontium: Uranium and strontium are frequently detected in trace amounts in water systems and wells. When detected in larger concentrations they can be a hazard to human health.

Mercury: Monitored by the EPA, Mercury has been recognized to potentially cause brain and kidney damage from chronic exposure in drinking water. The most common sources of mercury come from human activity and industrial waste.


Nitrate: Nitrate most often appears in shallow wells and water systems near agricultural production. Nitrate has a number of harmful effects on the human body including 'blue baby syndrome'.

Barium: Associated with oil & gas operations and commonly found in wells.

Fluoride: Many customers are concerned about the fluoride water systems add to US drinking water for dental hygiene. In the right amounts it can protect our teeth, too much can be harmful. Many don't know that fluoride can also come from industrial contamination.

Iron, Nickel, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Sulfate, and Zinc: Elements found in drinking water that cause foul taste and can be problematic at high concentrations. More than 18% of Americans are allergic to nickel, many of whom don’t know it.

Aluminum, Antimony, Beryllium, Boron, Lithium, Molybdenum, Phosphorous, Selenium, Silver, Thallium, Titanium, Tin, Vanadium: Other contaminants that are not often found in drinking water but are easily tested together with the others above.

Well Water Source adds Bacteria, Silica, and Tannin

Testing for chlorine and chloramine at home

The easiest way to test your chlorine levels is at home. Chlorine evaporates quickly and measuring it in the lab requires expensive shipping and refrigeration. In order to provide a cost-effective measurement of your home's chlorine levels, your package includes a chlorine test strip. The strip we send you will show Total Chlorine and Free Chlorine in your water, from which the presence of Chloramine can also be derived.

The Essential 45 Contaminant Water Test is designed for those who live on either city water or well water. When working on this test we took into account the slowly decaying infrastructure that cities rely on to transport water from the treatment plant to your house, as well as the complexity of water composition that is inherent in well and groundwater. Our end result was a water testing kit that anyone can use.

By default, this broad-based chemical and biological water quality screening package is designed to provide you with general information about your water for personal use. Each report includes analysis for specific numerical concentration levels of each contaminant and details about the potential sources and health effects associated with each parameter. We are not medical doctors and US Water Systems does not provide medical advice. For any and all medical concerns always consult your doctor. As an informational water quality test, this package is not meant for state or federal compliance water testing.

How It Works

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Buy It

Order the water test from our website or by phone. You will receive the test in 1-4 days.

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Fill it

Once you receive your test, fill the test bottle with untreated water.

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Ship It

Send the test directly to the lab via the FREE SHIPPING label included. Once you ship the test, you can expect a 5-day turnaround. 

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Review It

You will receive a water quality report that includes an interactive comprehensive analysis. Every test comes with a free consultation from a certified master water specialist. This specialist will review your test results with you and provide the best water treatment solution based on both your budget and test results. If you decide to go with the suggested system, we offer a $100 credit towards your purchase.

Receive A Richly Detailed Report

SimpleLab's water quality reports provide a richly detailed overview
of what's in your water and what it means for your plumbing and your health.

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ManufacturerUS Water Systems