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The water you drink may LOOK clean, but do you know what's in it? Give your family peace of mind by testing the drinking
water in your home. The test covers Total Coliform Bacteria,Arsenic, Lead, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Sodium, Odor,
Chloride, Nitrate, Hardness, Alkalinity, PH, TDS (Total Dissolved Solids), Turbidity, Calcium, and CND.

Tests are only done on Monday or Tuesday. Please allow one week to 10 days for results.

Total Coliform Bacteria
: The most basic test for bacterial contamination of a water supply is the test for total coliform bacteria. Total
coliform counts give a general indication of the sanitary condition of a water supply.

Arsenic: According to a 1999 study by the National Academy of Sciences, arsenic in drinking water causes bladder, lung and skin cancer,
and may cause kidney and liver cancer. The study also found that arsenic harms the central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as
heart and blood vessels, and causes serious skin problems. It also may cause birth defects and reproductive problems.

Lead: Lead can enter people's bodies in the food they eat, the air they breathe and the water they drink. A person is exposed to a
substance when it enters their body. Lead can be harmful to health and cause problems when it builds up in the body. Too much lead in
the human body can cause serious damage to the brain, nervous system and red blood cells. Pregnant women and young children are at
the greatest risk even when their exposure is to low levels of lead for short periods of time. Young children between the ages of six
months and six years are more likely to suffer health problems from lead exposure. Too much exposure to lead can result in lead
poisoning. Lead poisoning can slow a child's physical growth and mental development and can cause behavior problems, mental
retardation, kidney and liver damage, blindness and even death.

Copper: Copper in our diet is necessary for good health. You eat and drink about 1,000 micrograms (1,000 ug) of copper per day. Drinking
water normally contributes approximately 150 ug/day. Immediate effects from drinking water which contains elevated levels of copper

* vomiting
* diarrhea
* stomach cramps
* nausea

The seriousness of these effects can be expected to increase with increased copper levels or length of exposure.

Children under one year of age are more sensitive to copper than adults. Long-term exposure (more than 14 days) to copper in drinking
water which is much higher than 1,000 ug/I has been found to cause kidney and liver damage in infants. Other persons who are highly
susceptible to copper toxicity include people with liver damage or Wilson's disease.

1) Soluble or "Clear water" iron, is the most common form and the one that creates the most complaints by water users. This type of iron
is identified after you've poured a glass,of cold clear water. If allowed to stand for a few minutes, reddish brown particles will appear in
the glass and eventually settle to the bottom.
2) Insoluble When insoluble iron, or "red water" iron is poured into a glass, it appears rusty or has a red or yellow color. Although not very
common in Wisconsin's water wells, insoluble iron can create serious taste and appearance problems for the water user.

Because iron combines with different naturally occurring acids, it may also exist as an organic complex. A combination of acid and iron, or
organic iron, can be found in shallow wells and surface water. Although this kind of iron can be colorless, it is usually yellow or brown.

Finally, when iron exists along with certain kinds of bacteria, problems can become even worse. Iron bacteria consume iron to survive and
leave a reddish brown or yellow slime that can clog plumbing and cause an offensive odor. You may notice this slime or sludge in your
toilet tank when you remove the lid.

Manganese: Exposure to high concentrations of manganese over the course of years has been associated with toxicity to the nervous
system, producing a syndrome that resembles Parkinsonism. This type of effect may be more likely to occur in the elderly. The new
manganese AL is set low enough to ensure that the potential nervous system effect will not occur, even in those who may be more
sensitive. Manganese is unlikely to produce other types of toxicity such as cancer or reproductive damage.

Certain baby formulas contain manganese, and if prepared with water that also contains manganese, the infant may get a higher dose than
the rest of the family. In addition, young children appear to absorb more manganese than older age groups but excrete less. This adds up
to a greater potential for exposure in the very young. Since manganese's effects on the developing nervous system have not been
adequately studied, it is especially prudent for pregnant women and young children to have drinking water that is below the manganese

Sodium: High levels of sodium may aggravate existing high blood pressure. The danger of high blood pressure is possible damage to the
heart and arteries, which may result in heart attack, stroke, or possible damage to other body organs.

For people who consume large amounts of salt, hypertension is a serious concern.

  • Petroleum, gasoline, turpentine, fuel, or solvent odors: These odors are rare, but potentially serious. Do not use the water. A
    leaking underground storage tank may be contaminating your water supply. Immediately contact your water utility or local health
  • Metallic taste: Minerals, such as iron or copper, may leach into the water from the pipes. Less common metals, such as zinc and
    manganese, could also be a problem. If you are concerned, have your water analyzed by a certified lab, or contact your water
    utility. Ask your local health agency for a list of qualified labs.
  • Chlorine, chemical, or medicinal taste or odors: Adding chlorine to the water or the interaction of chlorine with a build-up of
    organic matter in your plumbing system may cause the taste or odor to be strong. This is not usually an immediate health threat. If
    the taste or odor seems strong to you, contact your local health agency or water utility for advice.
  • Sulfur or rotten egg odor: Bacteria growing in your sink drain or hot water heater may cause odor. Naturally occurring hydrogen
    sulfide in your water supply may also cause this odor. To evaluate the cause, put a small amount of water in a narrow glass, step
    away from the sink, swirl the water around inside the glass, and smell it. If the water has no odor, the likely problem is bacteria in
    the sink drain. If the water does have an odor, it could be from your hot water heater. There is an element in your hot water
    heater designed to protect it from corrosion. Sometimes the element causes sulfide smell as it deteriorates over time. A licensed
    plumber may be able to evaluate this problem. If you rule out the drain and the water heater, and the odor is definitely coming
    from the tap water, do not use it. Contact your water utility or local health agency.
  • Moldy, musty, earthy, grassy, or fishy odor: Bacteria growing in a sink drain or from organic matter such as plants, animals, or
    bacteria that are naturally present in lakes and reservoirs during certain times of the year may cause odor. You can evaluate the
    source of this problem by putting a small amount of water in a narrow glass, stepping away from the sink, swirling the water around
    inside the glass, and smelling it. If the water has no odor, the likely source is the sink drain. If it does have an odor, the source
    could be organic matter in your drinking water. Although harmless, this material can affect the taste and smell of your drinking
    water even at very low concentrations.
  • Salty taste: High levels of naturally occurring sodium, magnesium, or potassium may cause a salty taste. If you live in a coastal area,
    seawater may be seeping into the fresh water supply. This could be a health threat.

Chloride: Chlorides can corrode metals and affect the taste of food products.

Nitrate: Pregnant women, infants under six months of age, # Individuals with reduced gastric acidity, and
# Individuals with a hereditary lack of methemoglobin reductase are at risk from high nitrates in drinking water. The only way to know if
your drinking water is contaminated with nitrates is to have it tested. If you own a single family (domestic) well, it is recommended that
you test your water every three years for nitrates; more often if you live in an area with a history of high nitrate levels or if someone in
your home is at risk from nitrate contamination.

Hardness: Hard water can be a nuisance due to the mineral buildup on plumbing fixtures and poor soap and detergent performance. It
often causes aesthetic problems, such as an alkali aste to the water that makes coffee taste bitter; build-up of scale on pipes and fixtures
than can lead to lower water pressure; build-up of deposits on dishes, utensils and laundry basins; difficulty in getting soap and detergent
to foam; and lowered efficiency of electric water heaters.

Alkalinity: High alkalinity (above 500 mg/l) is usually associated with high pH values, hardness and high dissolved solids and has adverse
effects on plumbing systems, especially on hot water systems (water heaters, boilers, heat exchangers, etc.) where excessive scale
reduces the transfer of heat to the water, thereby resulting in greater power consumption and increased costs.

Water with low alkalinity (less than 75 mg/l), especially some surface waters and rainfall, is subject to changes in pH due to dissolved
gasses that may be corrosive to metallic fittings.

PH: A measure of the acid or alkaline content of water, PH values range from 0 to 14. The lower the PH value the more acidic the water,
and the higher the PH value the more alkaline the water. The PH of drinking water normally ranges from 5.5 to 9.0. At pH levels of less
than 7.0, corrosion of water pipes may occur, releasing metals into the drinking water. This is undesirable and can cause other concerns if
concentrations of such metals exceed recommended limits.

TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): TDS can give water a murky appearance and detract from the taste quality of the water. Gastrointestinal
irritation in some individuals can be caused by high TDS levels. TDS can also interfere with treatment devices and is an important
consideration when choosing a treatment system.

Turbidity: Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness of water. It can come from fairly benign sources, such as suspended sediment in the
water, or from high levels of disease-causing organisms. All are generated as water moves through soil and into your ground water supply.

Higher turbidity levels are often associated with higher levels of disease-causing microorganisms such as viruses, parasites and some
bacteria. These organisms can cause nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches.