Advanced Rainwater Test

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Advanced Rainwater Test

Recommended by SimpleLab™ as for thorough water quality testing for rainwater collected in a catchment or other rainwater harvesting system. This testing package covers all of the baseline contaminants recommended for rainwater harvesting, and is particularly recommended for rainwater collected in systems with plastic components.

While rainwater often begins very clean, it may pick up an array of metals, minerals, and bacteria as it collects and transports through a rainwater collection system. If safely configured, rainwater harvesting can provide high-quality water for drinking, livestock, and irrigation. Testing harvested rainwater is always advised to ensure safety and can help you make informed decisions regarding additional treatment (if needed).

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$ 249.00

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Advanced Rainwater Test

Is this the right test for you?

What our scientists say:

“ This is an ideal test to ensure water quality after the setup of a new rainwater harvesting system. Analysis includes common concerns such as metals, minerals, and bacteria–as well as organic chemistry related to sealants and plastic components. "

This is the right test if you:

    • Collect rainwater in a catchment or other harvesting system.
    • Looking to ensure the proper setup and configuration of a rainwater catchment system.
    • Catchment or harvesting system contains plastic, PVC, HDPE, or PEX.
    • Water that tastes like metal, bitter, musty, sweet, plastic, or chemical-like.
    • Water smells musty, moldy, mildew-like, sweet, or chemical-like.
    • You see biofilm buildup or other microbial growths on harvesting system.
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How it works

  • Collect Sample

    1. Collect Sample

    We ship you everything you need to test your drinking water, including a guide on how to collect your sample.

  • Ship to Lab

    2. Ship to Lab

    Send your sample back to us for rigorous, certified, independent testing. The shipping’s on us!

  • Get Report

    3. Get Report

    After our labs analyze your sample, we’ll send you a full report on what's in your water and what to do next.

What’s inside your testing kit?

Sampling Instructions

Every test comes with step by step instructions on how to prepare your water source, collect your water sample, and prepare your sample for return shipment to our labs.

Collection Bottles

Your kit includes all the bottles, tubes or vials necessary to collect your water sample. For most kits, however, there is only one collection bottle needed.

Sample Information Card

Your kit includes a postcard that asks for a few details about how and where you collected your sample (i.e. kitchen faucet). Just fill it out, drop it in the return box, and we'll do the rest.

Prepaid Shipping Label

Shipping is always on us. This package includes a prepaid priority shipping label to the lab. Just stick the provided label on the outside of the box and drop it in the mail.

Return Container (If Applicable)

Some of our tests require your water sample to be cold when it reaches our labs. If this applies to your test, the proper refrigeration items will be included.

Your custom
Tap Score
awaits.

After our certified labs receive and test your water sample, we will email your custom Tap Score Report, a simple digital tool that helps you understand exactly what’s in your water and what you can do about it.

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Customer Kudos

"It was easy and gave us a lot of good details. We learned that we do not have arsenic in our well water. We also learned our water is super hard and the report actually said "do not water your plants with this water, it will kill them" I just thought I sucked at growing plants, it's nice to know its not me, it's the hard water."

AMAZON CUSTOMER

"This test is worth it. It is the same price or cheaper than any lab I've seen, but you just mail it in. The results were were extremely detailed and the online interface is very user-friendly and easy to understand."

AMAZON CUSTOMER

Simple interface and useful information make this a good value. I live in a 1956 airspace condo with good pipes but bad maintenance, so for everyone’s peace of mind I went ahead and got this done (and also previously ran basic asbestos tests on the plasterboard and ceiling popcorn. We’re all good here!

— C. FISHER

Amazon Customer

The testing done is superior to what we had done by a local company. This makes it an excellent value for those of us that are on our own wells. If you want a water test that is outstanding check these folks out.

— TOM G.

Amazon Customer

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Which test is right for me?

When in doubt, start with a Core Kit to analyze multiple contaminants with a single test. If you have more specific motivations for testing, try our Customize My Kit feature to match your needs to the right test(s).

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 will 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.