This tool includes 16 chemical contaminants found in drinking water such as nitrate and lead. See the “Water Quality Indicators” tab for information on interpreting results for pH, coliform bacteria, and hardness.
To use this tool to create your personalized report, you will need to find a few pieces of information from your most recent water quality testing report. See below for instructions.
Once you have located the results from your water test, you can enter them here. Use the drop-down menu to select the name of a contaminant, and click “Add another” if you have results for multiple contaminants.
Your results are anonymous. Read more about how we protect your privacy here.
Water quality laboratories test for a range of contaminants. Currently our tool can create a report for 15 contaminants commonly measured in private wells:
Select the name of the contaminant from the drop down menu. Click “Add Another” to enter data for multiple contaminants.
If a contaminant was detected in your water sample, your report will contain a number that tells you the contaminant level. Type the number into this box. On your report, this information is likely called “Result.”
If a contaminant is not detected in your water sample, this information may be reported in several ways.
Contaminant concentrations can be measured using different units of concentration, in the same way that length can be measured in inches, feet, or centimeters. For each Value or Reporting Limit, select the appropriate unit from the drop down menu.
Another useful piece of information reported by water testing laboratories is the US EPA’s drinking water standard for each contaminant. These may be labeled in one of several ways on your report: