Coliform and E. coli Water Test
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Coliform and E. coli Water Test

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Recommended for high-precision testing for the presence or absence of total coliform and E. coli bacteria in drinking water. These two common potentially harmful bacteria indicators are of particular concern for people served by private wells or springs–as nearby contamination can enter into the ground water supply. Presence/absence testing for coliform and E. coli continues to be industry standard practice, as ANY coliform and/or E. coli detection is considered to be a problem and should be addressed–regardless of the colony count. 

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$ 99.00
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Coliform and E. coli Water Test

Is this the right test for you?

What our scientists say:

“ These common bacteria are of particular concern for well owners–as nearby contamination can enter into the groundwater supply. Presence/absence testing continues to be industry standard practice, as a detection is considered concerning. "

This is the right test if you:

  • Are served by a private well or spring.
  • Rely on a surface water supply.
  • Have a septic tank near the well or other source of potential bacterial contamination.
  • Water smells or tastes musty, moldy, or mildew-like.
  • You see biofilm buildup or other microbial growths on faucets and fixtures.

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?

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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 overnight 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
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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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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.

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