Water science at your service.
Tap Score combines world-class laboratory science with customer service to ensure testing your drinking water is simple, fast and factual. Everything we do is driven by data and supported by a team of experts ready to answer your questions. Let’s get started:
How it works
1. Collect SampleSHOP ALL TESTS
We ship you everything you need to test your drinking water, including a guide on how to collect your sample.
2. Ship to LabABOUT OUR SCIENCE
Send your sample back to us for rigorous, certified, independent testing. The shipping’s on us!
3. Get ReportABOUT YOUR SCORE
After our labs analyze your sample, we’ll send you a full report on what's in your water and what to do next.
I Have City Water
I Have Well Water
Essential City Water Test
47 Analytes Tested
Basic test panel for water utility customers primarily concerned by metals, aging pipes, and infrastructure.
Advanced City Water Test
109 Analytes Tested
Ideal baseline for testing tap water provided by a local water utility–including metals, minerals, and chlorine-related byproducts.
Extended City Water Test
118 Analytes Tested
Comprehensive testing for the core concerns impacting utility-provided tap water, plus analysis of radioactive particles and additional disinfection byproducts.
Shop for water tests your way. Whether you want a basic overview of your water or have a specific contaminant in mind, we have a test for you.
Get CoveredSHOP CORE KITS
Our Core Kits, based on your water source, will cover just about everything you need. We recommend everyone start here, then customize as needed.
Get SpecificSHOP SPECIALIZED TESTS
If you have a very specific exposure risk or concern, like agricultural runoff, you may want to shop our smaller, more focused kits.
Get NerdySEARCH CONTAMINANTS
Do you know your stuff? You looking for something realllly specific? Then you can shop our water tests by the exact substance you have in mind.
Kudos to Science
“Of the three tests that we took, Tap Score was the easiest. It also had the most comprehensive results.”
— POPULAR SCIENCE REVIEW
“All of this makes Tap Score by far the most user-friendly and informative home water quality test kit we found.”
“The Water Systems Council endorses a mail-in water test from SimpleLab called Tap Score.”
— THE WASHINGTON POST
Fighting misinformation one water test at a time.
For years, the bottled water industry has painted tap water with one, broad, evil brush. But most drinking water is not bad at all. We exist to cut through the noise and bring you the facts.
We know this is complicated.
Where to begin? What should you test for? What does it all mean for your health and safety? Answers to all your big (and small) questions are always a chat away.
What test do I need?
When in doubt, we recommend that everyone start with one of our CORE KITS, which test multiple contaminants within a single test and are designed specifically for your drinking water source.
What’s the turnaround time?
Most people receive results within 3-5 business days after the lab receives their sample. However, some tests may require additional analytical time so be sure to check each kit’s product page for the most accurate estimate.
What does my report include?
Your report will rank your water against local and federal safety benchmarks, provide a thorough breakdown of any contaminants detected and how they may be affecting your health or plumbing, and provide non-biased treatment recommendations.
Are Tap Score labs certified?
Every lab facility in our network is certified with accreditations ranging from ISO to NELAC/ELAP, Direct State, DoD, DoE, DoH and beyond. Need a specific certification? Let us know so that we can meet your needs accordingly.