Nitrate Water Test
Recommended for targeted, high-resolution testing of nitrate in drinking water. Nitrate is a common groundwater contaminant, particularly in rural areas and those near areas with heavy agricultural activity. Fertilizers, septic systems, and manure-related operations are the most common sources contributing to nitrate contamination in drinking water supplies. The US government regulates nitrate in drinking water because high nitrates can cause methemoglobinemia, or "blue baby" disease. Subsequently, nitrate testing is recommended for pregnant women and households with newborn babies.
Many people who test for nitrate in their water also choose to test for Nitrifying and Denitrifying Bacteria in their water with a self-testing add-on kit for related bacteria.
Nitrate Water Test
Is this the right test for you?
What our scientists say:
“ High nitrates pose a serious health risk to pregnant people. It can also cause an acute illness known as “blue baby syndrome” in infants. Sources of nitrate include agricultural runoff, industrial waste, septic systems, and natural erosion. "
This is the right test if you:
- Are served by a private well or spring.
- Have pregnant people or infants in the home.
- Live near an area with heavy agricultural and farming activity.
- Concerned about nearby industrial contamination.
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. LEARN MORE