Water testing kit?

Discussion in 'Water Filtering & Storage' started by Prepperman, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Prepperman

    Prepperman New Member

    Can anyone recommend a water testing kit for the individual user? I have looked at a bewildering variety of kits, but do not know enough to be sure of what I need.


    Prepper Man
  2. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

    You might want to look at water testing kits available from your local aquarium supply shop that has instructions on use. That will give you a basic water quality test that should prove it safe for fresh-water aquatic life.

    If you want to get the next level, contact your water-department in your town / city to find out what kind of kits they use and find out what the tests are that they do to make sure that the water is safe for use. They might even be able to supply you with the company's name that you can purchase from.

  3. longtime

    longtime Well-Known Member


    What are you concern about, Bacteria, Lead or Pesticides?
    These people have test for most contaminants.

    Drinking Water Test Kit
  4. sailaway

    sailaway Well-Known Member

    Naekid, aquarium supply shop, great suggestion!:beercheer: I have wondered about just setting up a still at my BOL (when I get it) to purify water for use. Maybe boiling to steam and then condensing back to water may be the best way to go to be safe. I am reading Foxfire 1, and the end of the book is about stills, can't wait to get there.