Essential Well Water Test

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Essential Well Water Test

Designed for customers who get their water from a groundwater well or other untreated source. Recommended by the Water Systems Council, our well water tests target the most harmful and prevalent contaminants in US groundwater.

This is a professional laboratory test for the general physical properties of your water, a broad range of metals (such as arsenic, lead, uranium), nitrates, and harmful bacteria. The Advanced and Extended well water tests add an additional range of contaminants.






Who is this for?

This package is designed for customers who:

  • Are served by a private or shared well.
  • Have a septic tank near the well or other source of potential bacterial contamination
  • Are concerned about runoff from agricultural activity.
  • Have young children or other vulnerable individuals in their home.
test the quality of your drinking water well

What's in the box

photo of tap score box with vials in lab

Testing packages include sterilized water sampling vials, return shipping label, testing instructions, sample information card, and foam padding for the contents.

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

What does this test for

testing by a certified laboratory

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 hundreds of contaminants. Browse our specialized testing packages or Contact Us.

All testing is performed with EPA certified testing methods. This package includes testing for:

General Characteristics

Alkalinity (as CaCO3), Chlorine (Total), Color, Conductivity, Hardness, Odor, pH, Total Dissolved Solids, Langelier Saturation Index

toxic metals that dissolve into drinking water

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


Boron, Bromate, Chloride, Cobalt, Fluoride, Nitrate (as N), Nitrite, Sulfate


Coliform, E.Coli

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 Tap Score 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 Tap Score informational testing and certification options click here.

Bacteria and other add-ons

Coliform Bacteria

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.