Drinking Water Test Packages

 

Tests & Frequency

If you would like to have your water tested, just stop by our office at 124 Heritage Avenue in Portsmouth, NH to pick up your well water testing kit. Absolute Resource Associates offers testing of residential well water for a comprehensive list of possible contaminants, including arsenic, bacteria, lead, PFAS and more.  We can provide guidance for testing based on your specific concerns. Some contaminants affect the aesthetics of your water such as taste and odor, others cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, but are linked to health problems. It is recommended that well users test their water every three to five years. Watch this short video to see how easy it is to test your water.

 

Per the request from the state  of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), ARA has updated our residential water testing offerings in  order to  provide consistency with state recommendations. 

 

ARA now offers a variety of Drinking Water Testing Packages packages, as well as various a la carte analyses. We have pre-prepared kits including the bottles you will need, just ask for the package from the list below,  or let us know if you need guidance. 

 

Our Water Testing Packages are as follows:

"Private Well Users Test"

Arsenic, Bacteria, Chloride, Copper, Fluoride, Hardness, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Nitrate/Nitrite, pH **  Sodium and Uranium

 

 "NH WELL WATER TEST FOR HOME BUYERS” 

Includes everything above, plus Radon.

 

PFAS TESTING PACKAGES:

Package One:  PFOS, PFOA

 

Package Two:  PFOS, PFOA, PFHxS, PFNA

 

Package Three:
HFPO-DA
NEtFOSAA Total
NMeFOSAA Total
PFBS
PFDA
PFDoA
PFHpA
PFHxS Total
PFHxA
PFNA
PFOS Total
PFOA Total
PFTeA
PFTrA
PFUnA
11CL-PF3OUdS
9CL-PF3ONS
ADONA

 

Click Here to View / Print our PFAS analyte list as  pdf chart with the Chemical Abstract Services Registry Number (CASRN) 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

Stagnant Lead & Copper

Please note: none of the packages listed above include results for stagnant lead and copper. If you would like to  test for stagnant lead and copper, please let us know ahead of time so  we can provide you with the appropriate bottles (1L plastic) and proper sample collection instructions.

 

Bacteria

Bacteria samples can be received Monday - Thursday only, and need to be delivered to the lab within 6 hours of collection.

 

pH

** pH needs to be analyzed ASAP after collection. 

 

VOC

VOC is an acronym for Volatile Organic Compounds. Many VOCs have been identified as contaminants in drinking water, the compounds detected most often come from gasoline and industrial solvents.  MtBE is an extremely water soluble, slowly degrading compound that was added to gasoline for many years. Because of these properties, it is sometimes found as a well-water contaminant even in remote areas. The VOC analysis that we offer can identify many contaminants. Our report includes the compounds that are most often found.

 

VOC ANALYTES

This test is recommended every 3-5 years:
o MtBE
o Benzene
o Toluene
o Ethyl benzene
o Xylenes

 

Please note: 

Situations such as the following may warrant an increase in the frequent of your drinking water testing:


o Close proximity to hazardous material handling facilities
o Recent well construction or repairs
o Contaminants found in previous testing
o Noticeable changes in water quality

 

As always, if you have any questions just let us know!