- How to test the quality of your drinking water at home -

Test your drinking water for contaminants

In our household, for at least four years, we have been drinking bottled water on daily basis and just recently we have learnt that most probably we have wasted hundreds and hundreds of euro.

The reason of why we started using bottled water was that we used to live in a country where the water quality was not the best. 

Additionally, we were aware that the water pipes that were used to bring water to the houses were very old.

And the government was using chloride to keep the drinking water within acceptable quality levels

Even by using chloride, the situation was so bad that there was once an instance when an entire city had to advice the citizens to stop using tap water for drinking and for weeks and the citizens had to purchase bottled.

Then, a few years ago, we moved to another country and, as we were used to, we kept buying bottled water for daily use. But, some months ago, we decided to challenge this decision and our motivations:

Is our tap water really that bad, or, does our tap water contains any harmful substances that makes necessary to purchase bottled water? 

After all, we were spending many hundreds or euro every year buying bottled water.

Drinking water test kit

We did look around for a test kit or device to test our tap water and we came across a test kit that seemed quite complete. 

The water safe test kit measures the levels of Bacteria, Lead, Pesticides, Copper, Iron, Nitrates, Nitrites, pH, Hardness and Chlorine.

Water safe - Test your home water for harmful substances

This test kit comes with quite clear instructions and so were able to perform most of the tests within one hour. Still, the only exception was the bacteria levels test which for which it takes up to 48 hours to shown a result. 

And… all the test showed that our tap water is absolutely perfect to drink. Furthermore, the tests show the results in particles per million (PPM) and all our tests results were within the lowest levels of particles.

Water safe - Test your home water for harmful substances

From one side, those were very positive news, that means that we can drink our tap water without any problem

On the other side, that means that over the years we had spent many hundreds of euro buying bottled water for nothing.

And you, have you ever wondered how clean is the water coming out from your taps and if it contains have harmful contaminants or substances?

Water conservation

As we are within the water topic, you may be interested on learning how to reduce your water consumption and save money on your water bill. 

Just click on the video below and let us show you other ways to conserve water.

All our videos can be found in YouTube, in both English and Spanish languages.

Additionally, if you are looking for water saving opportunities but you don’t know where to start, use our water usage calculators to become aware of your water consumption, the water costs and the potential savings. 

A few ‘Water usage calculators‘ examples:

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