Most people who live in town don’t think too much or too often about testing their water.  After all, the city is supposed to take care of that, right?

The short answer to that question is yes.  The city does have an obligation to provide safe drinking water to its citizens.  Unfortunately, things don’t always work out like that.

Ask the citizens of Flint, Michigan how they feel about the water that the city is providing for them, and that’s just one example.  Unfortunately, there are more than a thousand communities all over the country that have water even worse than Flint’s.

That explains why public water system testing in Manassas, VA is so important.  We recommend having your water tested every year to be sure that the water you’re drinking, using for cooking and bathing in is as safe as you think and hope it is.  A lot can change over the course of a year, and it pays to check in from time to time to be sure nothing has happened to impact the quality of the water you rely on.

It’s also worth mentioning that the city only has a legal obligation to supply drinking water that’s safe to drink.  There is no obligation to ensure high quality drinking water which is another reason why periodic public water system testing in Manassas, VA is important.

If you’re not happy with the taste or other qualities associated with your water, testing is the first step to fixing it!  Here are a few of the more common issues you might encounter with your water:

  • Water that smells bad or tastes funny – One incredibly common water smell or flavor problem is water that smells like rotten eggs. This is most often caused by a high concentration of sulfates, which is one of the many things our lab tests for.
  • If your sinks, toilets, showers and clothing are stained a reddish brown color, the problem is likely either a high concentration of manganese or a high concentration of iron. We can test for both, and once the culprit has been identified, you can take steps to correct the issue.
  • You’ve probably heard of people complaining how hard their water is. Hard water can cause a scaly residue to build up in your sinks, toilets and showers.  Over the long term, it can also cause serious problems with your teeth.  Not to worry though, we have a test for that too!

This, of course, is just the tip of the iceberg.  All told, we offer about a dozen different tests, and again, we recommend taking advantage of our public water system testing services in Manassas, VA at regular intervals.