Color Change in Coliform Bacteria Test After 48 Hours

By | July 15, 2016

We recently heard from ‘Nate’ who asked, “I did the simple coliform test for 48 hr. I noted @ 46 hr (77F) the sample was yellow as it had been from the start; I did not note the color @ 48hr time. Then this morning @ 58 hr, the sample was a little…

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Free Water Testing in Allegan County (Michigan)

By | April 21, 2016

We recently learned that the Allegan Conservation District in Allegan County (Michigan) will distribute free test kits for nitrates and nitrites to landowners from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center, 2891 116th Ave. in Allegan. This free water test kit offer comes to […]

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DIY Home Water Test Kit or Mail-In Home Water Test Kit… Which is Better?

By | April 21, 2016

Recently we received an inquiry from ‘Peggy’ who asked, ”
I’m not certain which test kit to order, I use well water. Do I do the testing in my home or is this a kit I mail in to get results?”
Thank you, Peggy, for your inquiry.  At this tim…

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Hydrogen Sulfide in Well Water & its Effect on Arsenic Testing

By | April 13, 2016

Today’s inquiry came to us from ‘JenKelli’ who asked,
“Hi, our well water has hydrogen sulfide in it according to neighbors and we used your arsenic quick test kit which says it has trouble reading arsenic if hydrogen sulfide is present.  Ca…

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Diluting Samples to Get Readings of Higher Chlorine Concentrations

By | April 12, 2016

This morning we received an inquiry from ‘Colina’ who asked, ”
Hi.  I have an impatient know it all boss and while I was on vacation last week he ordered several bottles of your 481026 SenSafe Free Chlorine Water Check which we can use for mo…

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Water Test Kit Store Owner Turns 44 This Week, so Discount Code MIKE44 Saves YOU 12% at Checkout!

By | April 12, 2016

Another year has passed and the founder of Water Testing Blog & Water Test Kit Store will age another year in a few days.  In honor of Mike’s turning the ripe OLD age of 44, and so that he gets reminded of it constantly for the next few day…

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Reduced Fee Water Testing in McHenry County (Illinois) April 1st – 30th, 2016

By | April 6, 2016

We recently learned that the McHenry County Department of Health (located in Illinois) intends to offer a discounted water testing package to local homeowners with private water wells in the month of April 2016. The package will include a test for coliform bacteria and nitrates for a cost of $18. DIY At-Home Water Test Kitfor […]

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Lead, Lead, Lead in Water… What is a Person to DO?

By | April 4, 2016

Each time we turn on the news or flip through articles in a news feed we see article after article about cities, villages and towns of all sizes ‘suddenly realizing’ they may lead contamination in their drinking water… but we see another problem: …

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12 Scary Water Facts for World Water Day 2016

By | March 22, 2016

While we wish that we had 12 fun facts about water and our use of water on Earth, reality dictates that we share a more somber picture today. So, for World Water Day 2016, we present some shocking statistics from “12 Facts And Things To Know” about water: It is estimated that approximately 1.8 billion […]

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Test for Water Jugs Between Fillings?

By | March 21, 2016

A recent inquiry from ‘PeggyB’ asked, “I want to test some water but don’t know what kit to buy…….we have a 2 gallon container for water……my husband buys water for stores to refill that 2 gallon container……I tell him to rinse out the con…

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