Water testing is an overall broad description for many methods utilized to test water quality on a large scale. Thousands of water quality checks are performed every day all around the world to meet regulatory standards and to keep general safety at home. These inspections are critical in ensuring that municipal water systems and private well owners are meeting their responsibility to supply safe water to residents of the community. All water quality inspections should be accompanied by data gathering and report writing so that remedial actions can be taken when problems arise. In this article, we will describe the most common types of water testing inspections and how they work.
The two primary types of testing commonly done today are home water sampling and professional water testing. Home water sampling utilizes a person’s own tap water in a specific container or pitcher to collect a sample. Professional water testing, on the other hand, requires specialized equipment to collect a sample from a water system. Both types of testing typically take several days to complete depending on the water sample size and type.
There are also a variety of other water quality testing options such as drinking water stations which are installed at homes, community water systems and even businesses and government facilities. Drinking water stations are designed to provide people with an instant, easy way to test their drinking water. These stations are often connected to kitchen faucets and provide results in mere minutes.