Essential Rainwater Test

$ 149.00

Essential Rainwater Test
100% satisfaction guaranteed
100% satisfaction guaranteed

51

Analytes
Included

5

Days
Turnaround

Free Shipping
Both Ways

Certified
Tap Score


Recommended by SimpleLab™ as an important baseline for water quality testing for rainwater collected in a catchment or other harvesting system.

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).

This Tap Score test package provides all required materials to properly collect and submit a rainwater sample for certified laboratory testing. The results will include detailed analysis of common water health concerns related to natural water chemistry and common catchment system plumbing materials.

Testing includes: Heavy metals, minerals, general chemistry, silica, coliform and E. coli bacteria.

Report analysis includes: Health-risk assessment, potential plumbing and aesthetic issues (taste, odor, appearance), comparison to any regulatory limits and/or public health guidelines, and unbiased treatment recommendations.

Contaminants this tests for

testing by a certified laboratory
General Characteristics

Alkalinity (as CaCO3), Conductivity, Hardness, LSI, pH, SAR, Silica, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Hardness, Turbidity

Metals & Minerals

Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Boron, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium (Total), Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Lithium, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Nickel, Phosphorous, Potassium, Selenium, Silver, Sodium, Strontium, Thallium, Tin, Titanium, Uranium, Vanadium, Zinc

Anions

Chloride, Fluoride, Nitrate (as N), Nitrite, Sulfate

Pathogens

Coliform & E. Coli tested for Presence / Absence

How it works

This mail-in laboratory testing package includes:

  • sampling vial(s)
  • sampling instructions
  • prepaid priority return shipping label
  • sample information card/chain of custody document
  • shipping container
  • cold pack

Once the lab receives the sample, your personalized Tap Score Report will arrive by email within 5 business days.

Each testing package is intended for one sample from a single location, unless otherwise specified.

Add ons (optional)

Some things can be reliably tested at home. Tap Score customers can include any of these high quality self-testing kits inside their Tap Score package.

Informational testing

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 SimpleLab does not provide medical advice. For medical concerns always consult your doctor. As an informational water quality test, this package is not meant for state or federal compliance water testing. If you or your organization requires compliance with State or Federal Law, or compliance with a particular regulatory requirement then you must contact our support team and we will use the appropriate certified laboratory facilities to ensure your compliance testing requirements are met. For more information about our informational testing and certification options click here.