Know your Drinking Water Quality by Water Testing at Lab


On a regular day, when you pour yourself a glass of water to drink, it may seem clean and taste fine but that doesn’t mean you can expect it to be safe to drink. Most of the water sources that we reckon as safe may contain dissolved minerals, organic compounds or even live organisms in them and that too at harmful concentrations. Consumption of contaminated water for cooking or any other purpose can be harmful to your health. High concentrations of some specific minerals in water can result in unpleasant taste and odour. It is recommended that you get your water quality checked if you haven’t yet.

There are multiple factors that can affect the quality of your drinking water. But the ones that need to be checked are-

  • Total coliform bacteria present in water: This is a test that indicates if the water has been contaminated with human or animal waste. If the water is found positive for this test then it is not healthy for consumption. Though, it can be made safe to consume if it is disinfected by any means.
  • Nitrate content in water: Drinking water supply that contains high concentration of nitrate can be fatal to humans. This contamination may occur near fertilized fields and farms or water sources close to factories.
  • The pH level of water: It is recommended that pH level of drinking water should be between 6.5 and 8.5. Water with pH below 6.5 can be harmful to your health.
  • Hardness of water: Drinking water with higher concentrations of magnesium and calcium is referred to as “Hard”. Although hard water is not affect health much but it is advised that drinking water should test below 150 mg/l hardness.

Above mentioned are few factors that you must get checked. There are a lot more tests that can be done but analysing them can often be expensive and avoidable.

What should i do if my drinking water test indicates a problem?

There are possibilities that your drinking water test indicates a problem. In such a case, your health may be affected and you may be at risk of unpleasant health. Now, what is that you could do to if your water is harmful? A few things that can be done are-

  • Use bottled water.
  • Get an appropriate water treatment system installed.
  • Try to locate and eliminate the source that is responsible for the contamination of your water.
  • If possible, connect with a public water system (if available)

Testing your drinking water is a critical step that everybody must follow. There are multiple testing labs where you can get your water checked. We at SRD Pharma also provide services like water testing. We can help you safeguard your water against environmental and health risks. People willing to ensure if their water is safe for drinking or not can contact us through our website. Our team will be more than happy to help you and give you the best advice.