Drinking water analysis and testing
Common Problems with Private Water Supplies
Aesthetic Properties
Colour, Odour and Taste Related Issues

Acidity/Alkalinity
pH and implications of high/low alkalinity

Total Dissolved Solids
Electrical conductivity - Total Mineral Content

Water Hardness
Difference between hard/soft water and issues caused by scale formation

Organic Contamination
THMs and other organic/chemical by-products

Bacteria
Organisms such as Legionnella, E-Coli etc

Aluminium
Heavy metal occasionally found in soil

Fluoride
Can occur naturally in supplies

Lead
Heavy toxic metal

Nitrate and Nitrite
Regularly found in private supplies as a by product of the agricultural industry

Copper
Problematic due to leeching from mains pipework

Zinc
Most commonly leeches from galvanised storage tanks
Iron
Stains laundry, plumbing fittings - Aesthetic issue

Sodium
Natural salt found in the soil

Chromium
Contaminent usually found in areas based around metal working industries

Sulphate
Can occur naturally in supplies - Causes laxative effects

Chloride
When combined with sodium creates aggressive water with high electrical conductivity

Cadmium
Discharged into rivers usually from metal processing industries

Ammonia
Usually derived from fertilisers, pig manure and crude sewage

Nickel
Discharged into rivers usually from metal processing industries

Silver
Usually derived from water treatment equipment

Mercury
Cumulative poison found in organic form in fish



Pozzani Pure Water plc
Warwick Road
Louth
Lincolnshire
LN11 0YB
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