Level 3 | Informational Water Testing

Level 3 Testing is done through an accredited Water Testing Laboratory that uses certified methods and procedures, but they are not certifying the data because you, not a certified professional following a standard sampling protocol including chain-of-custody, took the water sample. With Level 3 Testing, you can order a testing kit that is used to prepare your sample and submit it to the lab. By utilizing a lab, you have the assurance that a water expert had conducted your water test. If your test results reveal the presence of a contaminant that is a cause for concern, you can either proceed to determine the best Treatment options or continue to Level 4 Testing - Certified Testing.  Level 3 testing should not be used for any legal matters, as a certified baseline testing, or as an alternative to testing that may be required by a state or federally regulated "Public Water Supply". Level 3 testing should include information related to your surrounding neighborhood or conditions, the type of source, observations from the diagnostic analysis, and any testing conducted as part of the Level 2 analysis.

Drinking Water Self-Diagnostic Tool

Many individuals searching for information on drinking water contaminants ask questions like:
Is my drinking safe?
What are forever chemicals?
Where can I get my drinking water or well-water tested?
Do I have hard water problems?
Do I need to have my water filtered?
What water tests should I use?
Do I need a water softener?
How much water should I drink?

The first step to getting these questions answered is to evaluate your water. To that end, we created our Drinking Water Self-Diagnostic Tool.

The Drinking Water Self-Diagnostic Tool serves as a preliminary diagnosis of your water’s quality to be used to determine what next steps you would need to take to remedy any health or aesthetic issues you may have.

A few examples of Common Water issues:

Tankless Water Heater: Individuals have reported intermittent temperature issues with their unit. This is commonly related to the temperature setting and the city water or well-water quality. In some cases, the quality of the water, which may be hard water, water with iron, manganese, or other contaminants, contributes to or cause operational problems.

Hard Water and Stains - It is common to pretreat the water to reduce hard water issues (water softener), hardness, and scale formation.

Self-Diagnostic Tool

For Level 3 Testing resources, we recommend our KnowYourH2O Partners below:

National Testing Laboratory 

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City Water Source Test Kits

Well Water Source Test Kits

Corrosion Problems - lead, copper, metals, and stains

Nuisance Issues- not use of the cause, discolored water and intermittent issues


“Forever Chemicals “PFAS in Drinking Water / GenX / PFOA Compounds

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Private Water Sources - Wells / Springs

Public Water Supply Sources - City or Tap Water

Speciality Testing (Organics, Microbiological, Plastics, and More)

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