Advanced Well Water Testing Upgrade
This is an Upgrade for a Tap Score Package. It requires that you already have the box and vials on hand. Your package must be upgraded before it is sent back to the lab for testing.
The Tap Score Advanced Well Water Test, recommended by the Water Systems Council, includes professional laboratory testing for the most common health hazards found in US groundwater. This is the comprehensive testing option for customers who draw their water from an untreated source.
Who is this for?▾
This package is designed for customers who:
- Are served by a private or shared well.
- Are treating their own well water.
- Are concerned about pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.
- Are concerned contamination from oil and gas operations.
- Have young children or other vulnerable individuals in their home.
What does this test for▾
A note from our Environmental Science Director:
Thousands of chemicals can be found in groundwater. Designing the right water testing package is all about balancing the risks and costs. This test covers a broad range of the most common contaminants affecting 15 million private well owners in the US.
Looking for something that's not part of this package? We can test for 400 contaminants with customized testing packages. Contact Us.
All testing is performed with EPA certified testing methods. This package includes testing for:
8 General Characteristics
Alkalinity (as CaCO3), Color, Conductivity, Hardness, Odor, Total Dissolved Solids, Turbidity, pH
Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Calcium, Cerium, Chromium (Total), Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Lithium, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Nickel, Phosphorous, Selenium, Silver, Sodium, Strontium, Thallium, Tin, Uranium, Vanadium, Zinc
26 Pesticides and Fertilizers
3 Amino 1,2,4 triazole, Acrylonitrile, Aldrin, Alpha BHC, Alpha Chlordane, Beta BHC, Beta Chlordane, Chlorobenzilate, Chloroneb, Chlorothalonil, Chlorpyrifos, Dacthal, Dieldrin, Endosulfan I, Endosulfan II, Endrin Aldehyde, Endrin Ketone, Hexachlorobutadiene, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Metribuzin, Propachlor OA, cis Nonachlor, cis Permethrin, p Isopropyltoluene, trans Nonachlor, trans Permethrin D6
Boron, Chlordane, Fluoride, Nitrate (as N), Sulfate
PCB 1061, PCB 1221, PCB 1232, PCB 1242, PCB 1248, PCB 1254, PCB 1260, PCB 1262, Trifluralin
Bromodichloromethane, Bromoform, Chloroform, Dibromochloromethane
1,2 Dibromo 3 chloropropane, Alachlor, Atrazine, Heptachlor, Heptachlor epoxide, Lindane, Methoxychlor, Toxaphene
1 Chlorobutane, 1,1 Dichloroacetone, 1,1 Dichloroethane, 1,1 Dichloroethylene, 1,1 Dichloropropene, 1,1,1 Trichloroethane, 1,1,1,2 Tetrachloroethane, 1,1,2 Trichloroethane, 1,1,2,2 Tetrachloroethane, 1,2 Dichlorobenzene, 1,2 Dichloroethane, 1,2 Dichloropropane, 1,2,3 Trichlorobenzene, 1,2,3 Trichloropropane, 1,2,4 Trichlorobenzene, 1,2,4 Trimethylbenzene, 1,3 Dichlorobenzene, 1,3 Dichloropropane , 1,3,5 Trimethylbenzene, 1,4 Dichlorobenzene, 2 Hexanone, 2 Nitropropane, 2,2 Dichloropropane, 4 Methyl 2 Pentanone, 4,4 DDD, 4,4 DDE, 4,4 DDT, Acetone, Allyl Chloride, Benzene, Bromobenzene, Bromochloromethane, Bromomethane, Carbon Disulfide, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chlorobenzene, Chloroethane, Chloromethane, Chlorotoluene 2, Chlorotoluene 4, Dichloroflouromethane, Dichloromethane, Diethyl ether, Endrin, Ethyl Methacrylate, Ethylbenzene, Hexachlorobenzene, Hexachlorocyclopentadiene, Hexachloroethane, Hexane, Isopropylbenzene, Methyl Acrylate, Methyl Iodide, Methyl Methacrylate, Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether, Methyl acrylonitrile, Methylene bromide, Naphthalene, Nitrobenzene, Pentachloroethane, Propionitrile, Simazine, Styrene, Tetrachloroethylene, Tetrahydrofuran, Toluene, Trichloroethylene, Trichlorofluoromethane, Vinyl Chloride, Xylenes (Total), cis 1,2 Dichloroethylene, cis 1,3 Dichloropropene, m,p Xylene, n Butylbenzene, n Propylbenzene, o Xylene, sec Butylbenzene, tert Butylbenzene, trans 1,2 Dichloroethylene, trans 1,3 Dichloropropene
Frequently asked questions▾
Why test for Fluoride and Disinfection Byproducts?
Disinfection byproducts are relevant to customers who treat their own well water. Many people aren't aware, but fluoride is often found in groundwater, albeit, not often at concerning levels.
Why doesn't it test for Radium / Radiation?
Testing for radionuclides is advisable if you live in certain areas. Some labs may claim that testing for uranium is just as good as radium, gross alpha or gross beta testing, but this is false. The most common source for radiation in most US groundwater wells is naturally occurring radium.
Why don't you test for Silica?
Silica is a nuisance for many well owners. While we can readily estimate your theoretical silica concentrations from most Tap Score Packages, we also offer precise testing packages focused on solid-state silica.
What about PFA / PFOAs?
We test for this emerging group of contaminants. Because they are so new, they are simply more costly to test for and not something most people will find. For this reason they are not included by default in our testing.