Advanced Rainwater Test
Recommended by SimpleLab™ as for thorough water quality testing for rainwater collected in a catchment or other rainwater harvesting system. This testing package covers all of the baseline contaminants recommended for rainwater harvesting and is particularly recommended for rainwater collected in systems with plastic components.
While rainwater often begins very clean, it may pick up an array of metals, minerals, and bacteria as it collects and transports through a rainwater collection system. If safely configured, rainwater harvesting can provide high-quality water for drinking, livestock, and irrigation. Testing harvested rainwater is always advised to ensure safety and can help you make informed decisions regarding additional treatment (if needed).
This Tap Score test package provides all required materials to properly collect and submit a rainwater sample for certified laboratory testing. The results will include a detailed analysis of common water health concerns related to natural water chemistry and common catchment system plumbing materials.
Advanced Rainwater Test
Is this the right test for you?
What our scientists say:
“ This is an ideal test to ensure water quality after the setup of a new rainwater harvesting system. The analysis includes common concerns such as metals, minerals, and bacteria–as well as organic chemistry related to sealants and plastic components. "
This is the right test if you:
- Collect rainwater in a catchment or other harvesting system.
- Looking to ensure the proper setup and configuration of a rainwater catchment system.
- The catchment or harvesting system contains plastic, PVC, HDPE, or PEX.
- Water that tastes like metal, bitter, musty, sweet, plastic, or chemical-like.
- The water smells musty, moldy, mildew-like, sweet, or chemical-like.
- You see biofilm buildup or other microbial growths in the harvesting system.
How it works
1. Collect Sample
We ship you everything you need to test your drinking water, including a guide on how to collect your sample.
2. Ship to Lab
Send your sample back to us for rigorous, certified, independent testing. The shipping’s on us!
3. Get Report
After our labs analyze your sample, we’ll send you a full report on what's in your water and what to do next.
Your custom Tap Score awaits.
After our certified labs receive and test your water sample, we will email your custom Tap Score Report, a simple digital tool that helps you understand exactly what’s in your water and what you can do about it. READ MORE