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Girl Drinking Water

During a real estate transaction you may be required to collect a water sample if the property has water provided from a well. Typically, the lender from the loan process is requiring the testing. Depending on the type of loan that is being used will dictate what specific tests need to be analyzed. 


The most common test that all loans require is the Total Coliform/E. Coli by method SM9223B. The test results are either Absent (not found) or Present (found). 

Turn around time: 1-2 days. Results by the end of the following day.

The second most commonly requested testing bundle is the Total Coliform/E.Coli, Nitrate, Nitrite, and Lead. The nitrate, nitrite, and lead will all have a quantitative value with an EPA maximum level.  

Turn around time: Nitrate/Nitrite - 2-3 days, Lead -up to one week. Rush is available.

K&W Laboratories field technicians are available to come to the property and collect the samples. Please call the laboratory to schedule an appointment and get a quote. Pricing will depend on the location of the property.

We welcome any individual who have water testing needs. If you have a concern about the water that you are drinking, take the right steps to test your water.  

The first step in testing your water is to know what to test for. 

Total Coliform/E. Coli bacteria is most commonly analyzed by individuals. 

Thereafter there are many minerals and metals that can be analyzed. These can be tested as a group or individually. Please follow the link below to see the full lists. 

Inorganics & New Well Inorganics.

Your results are reported only to yourself or anyone you request. 

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