The new City Water Safe test kit contains everthing you need to find out simply, quick and accurately test if your
water contains unsafe and undesirable levels of 8 common contaminants. Simply match the colour chart after dipping the Test Strips in water
Bacteria- EPA Guideline -none
After 48 hours a Purple colour means no Bacteria Tested .
A Yellow colour means it is highly likely potentially harmful Bacteria were detected.
Lead -EPA Guideline below 15 ppb
A simple 10 minute test to verify if Lead is below or above 15 ppb .
Lead causes developmental harm , neurological and kidney damamge.
Lead contaminated made headlines in the USA town of Flint where 6000-12000 children were exposed to lead .
Pesticides -EPA Guideline -Atrazine below 3ppb Simazine below 4ppb
Another simple 10 minute test to see if Pesticeds are below the EPA guidelines
For agricultural uses -. Linked to increased Cancer rates
Total Nitrates /Nitrites- EPA Guidelines below 10 ppm
A simple 1 minute test to see in Nitrates are below 10 ppm
Usually from animal waste and fertilisers. Higher levels can cause developmental problems.
Total Chlorine-EPA Guideline below 4 ppm
A simple 15 second dip test to verify the Total chlorine level
High Chlorine levels have a bad taste and smell. Increased levels can cause increased Cancer risk
pH EPA-Guidelines 6.5 to 8.5
A simple 15 second test to determine if the pH range is in the desired guideline
pH is a logarithmic scale and small changes mean alot . pH 6 is 100 time lower than pH 8
pH can cause heavy metal leaching and plumbing damage
Hardness EPA Guideline 50 ppm or less
A simple 15 second dip test to verify the Hardness range .
High hardness levels can cause Lime scale and higher detergent use