Core Kit Essential Rainwater Test

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Core Kit Essential Rainwater Test
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Recommended by SimpleLab™ as an important baseline for water quality testing for rainwater collected in a catchment or other harvesting system.

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 detailed analysis of common water health concerns related to natural water chemistry and common catchment system plumbing materials.


Essential Rainwater Test

Is this the right test for you?

What our scientists say:

“ This basic water quality test is suitable for people who collect rainwater in a catchment or other harvesting system. It tests for metals, mineral content, and the presence of bacteria. "


This is the right test if you:

    • Collect rainwater in a catchment or other harvesting system.
    • Water that tastes metallic, bitter or musty.
    • The water smells musty, moldy, or mildew-like.
    • You see biofilm buildup or other microbial growths in the harvesting system.


How it works

  • Collect Sample

    1. Collect Sample

    We ship you everything you need to test your drinking water, including a guide on how to collect your sample.

  • Ship to Lab

    2. Ship to Lab

    Send your sample back to us for rigorous, certified, independent testing. The shipping’s on us!

  • Get Report

    3. Get a 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