Submit Your Water Testing Results for a Recommendation

Choose your water source then enter your values from your test strips (or from other test reports).
Answer a few questions regarding your home size and water usage, and we’ll put together a recommendation for a system if needed. (absolutely no obligation)

Below is a chart with the effects and treatment methods for the common contaminants.
For a complete list of contaminants, please visit our Drinking Water Standards page.

Contaminants Levels Effects Treatment Methods
pH 6.5 ~ 8.5 Low: sour and metallic taste, corrosion
High: slippery feel, bitter and soda taste, deposits
Low: Neutralizing Filter
High: alkalies, acids, Ion Exchange
Alkalinity NFL*
30 ~ 300 mg/L
Low: tend to dissolve minerals and metals
High: tend to precipitate minerals and metals
Low: Neutralizing Filter
High: alkalies, acids, Ion Exchange
Total Hardness NFL*
(see below)**
  • Consumes soap and makes cleaning more difficult.
  • soap curd and lime scum in wash basins and toilet bowl
  • ring around bath tub
  • leaves hair looking duller after shampooing
  • dingy yellow color in white laundry goods
  • whitish scale deposits in pipes, water heater, and tea kettle
Water Softener
Chlorine 4 mg/L Chlorinous / Bleachy odor Activated Carbon filter
Iron 0.3 mg/L Rusty color; sediment; metallic taste; reddish or orange staining Filtration / Cation Exchange / Reverse Osmosis / Precipitation
Nitrate 10 mg/L Methemoglobinemia/ Blue baby Anion Exchange / Reverse Osmosis
Nitrite 10 mg/L Methemoglobinemia/ Blue baby Anion Exchange / Reverse Osmosis
*NFL:
**TOTAL HARDNESS:
No Federal Limit
Soft = 0~17.1, Slightly Hard = 17.1~60, Moderately Hard = 60~180, Very Hard = 180 and above