Basic City Water Test

Basic City Water Test

City-Check Basic is an informational water testing kit designed for people whose drinking water comes from municipal water supplies (city water). This water testing package tests for the very basic contaminants which are likely to be present in city water. Return shipping not included. ISO 17025 CERTIFIED TESTING 32 Analytes Tested Disinfectants & Their Byproducts Metals & Materials Inorganic Chemicals Physical Factors Uranium

SKU: CityCheckBasic Weight: 2.00

Price: $169.00 


Product Description:


1: Collect a sample of your water. It's as easy as filling a few bottles with your water sample and completing a short form. Our kits include easy-to-follow instructions.

2: Ship it to our laboratory. Return your kit to our laboratory using guaranteed next-day delivery or drop the kit off if you are in the neighborhood.

3: Receive your in-depth report. We'll give you an easy-to-read report that has all of your results compared side-by-side with National EPA Standards. Checks for 5 metals/minerals, 7 inorganic compounds, 4 physical characteristics, and 16 of the disinfectants and disinfection byproducts. Full List of Contaminants PDF included. If you need help with the results, just call us.

If you are performing testing to meet a regulatory requirements or if you believe your results may be used for litigation purposes, please contact us for more information about testing packages designed for those purposes.

NOT included in the test kit is the return shipping of the water sample. We will be happy to extend our UPS rates to you - just call us before you are ready to collect your sample and we can email a return label at that time.

32 Analytes Tested
Disinfectants & Their Byproducts
Metals & Materials
Inorganic Chemicals
Physical Factors


How do I know which test to buy? The type of analysis you choose should be based upon your specific concerns, your water source and what contaminates may potentially be in the water. If you are on a city water supply, you may want to test for the by-products of disinfection and heavy metals as they are likely to be in the water. If you are on a private well it is important to test for bacteria as that is a common contaminant, as well as naturally occurring contaminants such as arsenic, radon, barium, iron and manganese.

How often should I test my water? Water quality can vary greatly based upon natural fluctuations in the water source and the types of treatment techniques utilized by the water department. If you are on a private well, there are no regulations which require regular testing of the water, so you are responsible for ensuring the water is safe to drink. The EPA recommends minimally testing your water at least once a year for bacteria and nitrates.

When do I get the results? This will also depend on the type of analysis you choose, as some tests can be performed more quickly than others. We have several Quick Series packages in which results are available within 2-3 days of receipt at the laboratory. For our more comprehensive testing packages like the City Check Deluxe it does take about 10-12 business days.

CityCheck Basic
Analytes and Minimum Detectable Levels
Parameters / MDL (mg/L)


Aluminum 0.1
Copper 0.004
Lead 0.002
Sodium 1.0
Zinc 0.004
Bromide 0.5
Chloride 5.0
Fluoride 0.5
Nitrate as N 0.5
Ortho-Phosphate 2.0
Sulfate Physical 5.0
Physical Factors
Alkalinity 20
Hardness 10
pH -
Total Dissolved Solids 20
Disinfectants & Disinfection Byproducts
Free Chlorine -
Total Chlorine -
Chloramine -
Bromate 0.005
Chlorite 0.005
Bromoform 0.004
Bromodichloromethane 0.002
Chloroform 0.002
Dibromochloromethane 0.004
Total Trihalomethanes 0.002
Monochloracetic Acid 0.001
Dichloroacetic Acid 0.001
Monobromoacetic Acid 0.001
Trichloroacetic Acid 0.001
Dibromoacetic Acid 0.001
Total Haloacetic Acids 0.001