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General water test parameters:

This article lists a set of general water test parameters for property buyers or owners who want to be more thorough than performing only a simple "coliform" or "bacteria" test (all that most banks require) but who do not have reason to test for more specific water contaminants.



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General Water Test Parameters

This "General Water Test" is more thorough than a simple coliform test but may not meet VA or FHA minimum standards for drinking water. Be sure to review actual parameters with your home inspector or laboratory: parameters and costs vary.

One might take this approach after obtaining knowledge of property history, site inspection, conversation with neighbors, or check with a local health department. Readers should also see General Classes of Water Contaminants.

General Water Analysis Test Parameters

Total Coliform
Fecal/E. Coli
Calcium
Copper
Iron
Magnesium
Manganese
Potassium
Sodium
Alkalinity
Chloride
Chlorine
Color
Conductivity
Hardness
Nitrate
Odor
pH
Sediment
Total Dissolved Solids
Sulfate
Turbidity

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Or see WATER TESTS for CONTAMINANTS - home

Or see WATER QUALITY TEST CHOICES & WATER TEST FEES - home

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