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SAMPLE 47
Kitchen Sink
East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Oct 11, 2016

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Advanced Well Water Test

State of your water

  • Why are you testing your water?
  • Do you think something is wrong with your water?
  • Does your water taste funny?
    Does your water appear unclean?
  • Is your water leaving a white film where it is used?

Plumbing and treatment

  • How old is your plumbing?
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  • Do your water fixtures show signs of corrosion?

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Location
Address
Date
Time
Sampled By
Water Source
On-Site Treatment
Advanced Well Water Test

State of your water

Why are you testing your water?
Do you think something is wrong with your water?
Does your water taste funny?
Does your water appear unclean?
Is your water leaving a white film where it is used?

Plumbing and treatment

How old is your plumbing?
NEW 5-10years 10-20years 20-40years 40+years Don'tknow
Do your water fixtures show signs of corrosion?

Please tell us how you learned about Tap Score

Dear John Pujol,
This is your TAP SCORETM Report

BASED ON LABORATORY TESTING AND ANALYSIS YOUR TAP SCORE IS 47 (BAD)

According to SimpleWater Recommendations, which are based on guidelines established by Federal and State agencies as well as leading academic research, the water samples you provided for testing demonstrate your water quality is Bad. This means your sample contained several concerning risk factors. Please read through your Report and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

SAMPLE - Advanced Well Water Test
Ordered Oct 11, 2016

47

General properties of your water

The following section describes general indicators of your overall water quality. These parameters may not directly impact your health but they will influence the chemical nature of metals and other potential contaminants in your water supply.

  • pH
    6.21
    NORMAL

    A measure of how acidic or basic your water is. A low pH may impart a bitter metallic taste and cause corrosion. High pH water may cause a baking soda-like taste and leave deposits on your fixtures. Unlike most other parameters, pH properly measured on-site is more accurate than pH measured in the lab.

    LEARN MORE
  • Alkalinity
    118PPM
    normal

    Determined by the properties of minerals dissolved in your water. It's a measure of your water's capacity to resist changes to pH. Strongly alkaline water has an objectionable taste that resembles baking soda.

    LEARN MORE
  • TDS
    174PPM
    normal

    TDS is a measurement of all the Total Dissolved Solids we found in your water. Some contaminants raise your TDS, while others do not. Water containing high TDS will often smell bad and taste bitter, salty or metallic.

    LEARN MORE

Pipe health summary

The following section describes key parameters influencing the health of your pipes and treatment hardware.

  • Iron
    0.51PPM
    high

    At moderate concentrations, iron will give water an unpleasant, metallic taste. Less than 1 PPM of iron may cause reddish-brown stains on your water fixtures and clothing.

    LEARN MORE
  • Calcium
    55PPM
    elevated

    Calcium has its own taste receptors on your tongue. A high concentration can taste bitter or sour. Some people enjoy the flavor it imparts on their water, but too much of it contributes to hardness and can form scale in your pipes.

    LEARN MORE
  • Magnesium
    16PPM
    normal

    While magnesium can make your water taste better, too much of it can contribute to hard water and form scale in your pipes.

    LEARN MORE
  • Manganese
    0.062PPM
    high

    Above 0.050 PPM you may notice a metallic taste, brownish-black or brownish-red color on toilets, shower curtains and sinks. Levels of manganese above 0.02 PPM may stain clothing.

    LEARN MORE
  • GPG
    4
    normal

    Grains per gallon is a standard measure of water hardness. Water above 7 grains per gallon is generally considered hard.

  • Hardness (Ca, Mg)
    200PPM
    elevated

    Mostly representative of the calcium and magnesium in your water. Hard water may cause your water to taste unpleasant and is known to leave residues on water fixtures, be harmful to your pipes and make it difficult to form bubbles when using soaps.

    LEARN MORE
Aesthetics SAMPLE

Aesthetic properties

Taste Color

Likely sources of taste

Of the things that we detected in your sample, these are the ones most likely to be affecting your water's taste.

  • Iron 0.51 PPM

    Even relatively moderate iron concentrations may impart a metallic or bitter taste in drinking water.

  • Copper 2.9 PPM

    High copper concentrations may impart a metallic or bitter taste to drinking water.

What can improve my water?

Likely sources of discoloration

Of the things that we detected in your sample, these are the ones most likely to be affecting your water's color.

  • Copper 2.9 PPM

    High copper concentrations can cause water to turn blue or green in color. Staining of fixtures generally begins around 1 PPM copper concentrations.

  • Iron 0.51 PPM

    Even low iron levels can impart an orange or reddish color to water and can indicate corrosivity, scaling & sedimentation. Above 0.3 PPM, iron can stain laundry and fixtures.

What can improve my water?

Watch list

THESE ARE THE MOST NOTABLE RESULTS FROM YOUR SAMPLE.

For an exhaustive list of all the parameters tested in your sample, check the "All Results" section.

Cu Metal
Copper Measurement: 2.9 PPM Copper (Metal) 2.9 PPM
Exceeds federal legal limit (MCL) of 1.3 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

Copper is an essential element for your health. However, too much of it–especially among young children–can cause vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. Copper has also been associated with liver and kidney disease. The State of California suggests a safe level of 0.3 PPM and the US EPA suggests 1.3 PPM.

Nervous System
Other
Liver
Blood
Gastrointestinal
Kidneys
COMMON SOURCES

Corrosion of pipes, faucets and other plumbing fixtures is the most common source of copper contamination in American homes (90% of which utilize copper pipes). Running your water for a minute before drinking can reduce copper buildup at the tap.

TASTE & ODOR: 
Above 1 PPM, copper can cause a distasteful metallic flavor in your water and leave blue-green stains on fixtures.
Fe Metal
Iron Measurement: 0.51 PPM Iron (Metal) 0.51 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 0.3 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

Essential for your health vis-a-vis the transport of oxygen in your blood, iron in your drinking water may nonetheless cause stomach illness and other chronic pain, depending on your genetic makeup.

Gastrointestinal
Other(lower evidence)
COMMON SOURCES

Iron is commonly found in most home drinking water. It comes from natural sources–like bedrock and soil–as well as from rusting pipes and water fixtures.

TASTE & ODOR: 
At moderate concentrations, iron will give water an unpleasant, metallic taste. Less than 1 PPM of iron may cause reddish-brown stains on your water fixtures and clothing.
Mn Metal
Manganese Measurement: 0.062 PPM Manganese (Metal) 0.062 PPM
Exceeds federal goal (MCL-G) of 0.05 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

Chronic exposure to high concentrations of manganese (exposure over many years) has been associated with toxicity to the nervous system. Children and infants in particular are at risk of neurological damage if exposed to high levels of manganese in tap water (above 0.1 PPM). Adults are more tolerant and studies show long term exposure to manganese in water is considered safe below 0.3 PPM.

Nervous System
Developmental
Reproductive (M)
Reproductive (F)
COMMON SOURCES

Manganese is a naturally occurring metal used in steel and corrosion-resistant aluminum alloys. Manganese is also an additive in unleaded gasoline, pigment, plumbing materials, battery cells, matches, fireworks, and fertilizer. It acts as a raeagent in organic chemistry and as an oxidizing agent.

TASTE & ODOR: 
Above 0.050 PPM you may notice a metallic taste, brownish-black or brownish-red color on toilets, shower curtains and sinks. Levels of manganese above 0.02 PPM may stain clothing.
Pb Metal
Lead Measurement: 0.002 PPM Lead (Metal) 0.002 PPM
Exceeds federal goal (MCL-G) of 0 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

US EPA enforces a 15 PPB limit on lead in drinking water, but no amount of lead is considered safe. It accumulates in your body and has multiple toxic effects on your brain, liver, kidney and bones. Children are especially vulnerable to lead poinsoning, in particular, to damage affecting the brain and nervous system.

Nervous System
Adrenal
Kidneys(lower evidence)
Liver(lower evidence)
COMMON SOURCES

Lead is a heavy metal that most often enters your water by corrosion of aging pipes, household plumbing systems, from the erosion of natural deposits nearby and by industrial activity waste streams. Changes in water chemistry (pH) can have a substantial impact on the release of lead into your water.

TASTE & ODOR: 
You cannot see, taste or smell lead in your drinking water.

Other findings

THESE ARE THE CONTAMINANTS WE DETECTED BELOW POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS LEVELS.

  • Mercury show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.001 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Chronic mercury ingestion above the US EPA limit of 2 PPB can cause kidney damage. Methyl mercury in particular may be a dangerous neurotoxin, affecting vision, hearing and memory.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Primary sources of mercury in drinking water are coal-fired power plants, medical and municipal waste incinerators, metal and cement manufacturing, crop runoff, and erosion of natural deposits.

    LEARN MORE
  • Nickel show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.012 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Nickel can be a potent human carcinogen at high doses. In lower doses, it can lead to decreased lung function and allergic reactions. About 10-20% of the US population is sensitive to nickel.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Nickel is a naturally occurring element commonly found in earth's bedrock, as well as in the waste water from mining and smelting activities.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Nickel compounds have no characteristic taste or odor.

    LEARN MORE
  • Magnesium show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    16 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    There are no known direct human health impacts from magnesium in your water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Magnesium is a key component of water hardness and is found naturally occurring in many rocks and minerals. Erosion eventually washes it into water sources. Sudden increases in magnesium levels could be due to increased oil and gas activity nearby a well.

    TASTE & ODOR
    While magnesium can make your water taste better, too much of it can contribute to hard water and form scale in your pipes.

    LEARN MORE
  • Nitrate (as N) show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    3 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Methemoglobinemia, "blue baby" syndrome is a severe risk when nitrate levels exceed 10 PPM and an infant or pregnant woman is exposed to such water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plants and is commonly used for agricultural and lawncare purposes. Nitrates (and Nitrites) most often enter your drinking water from runoff due to animal waste, fertilizer, natural deposits, septic tank leakage and sewage. Nitrites will rapidly transform into Nitrates.

    LEARN MORE
  • Sodium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    20 PPM
  • Alkalinity (as CaCO3) show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    118 PPM
  • Fluoride show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.36 PPM
  • Total Dissolved Solids show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    174 PPM
  • Barium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.07 PPM
  • Sulfate show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    11 PPM

To view the full list of everything tested in your sample, scroll to the 'Your full results' section.

Your full results

THIS IS A COMPLETE OVERVIEW OF WHAT WAS TESTED IN YOUR SAMPLE.

  • Copper show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    2.9 PPM
    Exceeds federal legal limit (MCL) of 1.3 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Copper is an essential element for your health. However, too much of it–especially among young children–can cause vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. Copper has also been associated with liver and kidney disease. The State of California suggests a safe level of 0.3 PPM and the US EPA suggests 1.3 PPM.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Corrosion of pipes, faucets and other plumbing fixtures is the most common source of copper contamination in American homes (90% of which utilize copper pipes). Running your water for a minute before drinking can reduce copper buildup at the tap.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Above 1 PPM, copper can cause a distasteful metallic flavor in your water and leave blue-green stains on fixtures.

    LEARN MORE
  • Iron show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.51 PPM
    Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 0.3 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Essential for your health vis-a-vis the transport of oxygen in your blood, iron in your drinking water may nonetheless cause stomach illness and other chronic pain, depending on your genetic makeup.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Iron is commonly found in most home drinking water. It comes from natural sources–like bedrock and soil–as well as from rusting pipes and water fixtures.

    TASTE & ODOR
    At moderate concentrations, iron will give water an unpleasant, metallic taste. Less than 1 PPM of iron may cause reddish-brown stains on your water fixtures and clothing.

    LEARN MORE
  • Manganese show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.062 PPM
    Exceeds federal goal (MCL-G) of 0.05 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Chronic exposure to high concentrations of manganese (exposure over many years) has been associated with toxicity to the nervous system. Children and infants in particular are at risk of neurological damage if exposed to high levels of manganese in tap water (above 0.1 PPM). Adults are more tolerant and studies show long term exposure to manganese in water is considered safe below 0.3 PPM.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Manganese is a naturally occurring metal used in steel and corrosion-resistant aluminum alloys. Manganese is also an additive in unleaded gasoline, pigment, plumbing materials, battery cells, matches, fireworks, and fertilizer. It acts as a raeagent in organic chemistry and as an oxidizing agent.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Above 0.050 PPM you may notice a metallic taste, brownish-black or brownish-red color on toilets, shower curtains and sinks. Levels of manganese above 0.02 PPM may stain clothing.

    LEARN MORE
  • Lead show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.002 PPM
    Exceeds federal goal (MCL-G) of 0 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    US EPA enforces a 15 PPB limit on lead in drinking water, but no amount of lead is considered safe. It accumulates in your body and has multiple toxic effects on your brain, liver, kidney and bones. Children are especially vulnerable to lead poinsoning, in particular, to damage affecting the brain and nervous system.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Lead is a heavy metal that most often enters your water by corrosion of aging pipes, household plumbing systems, from the erosion of natural deposits nearby and by industrial activity waste streams. Changes in water chemistry (pH) can have a substantial impact on the release of lead into your water.

    TASTE & ODOR
    You cannot see, taste or smell lead in your drinking water.

    LEARN MORE
  • Conductivity show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    348 umhos
    Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 300 umhos
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Changes in conductivity likely indicate changes in your water quality, but there are no known human health impacts directly associated with the conductivity of your water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Conductivity is a measure of your water's ability to conduct an electrical current. Though related to the mineral content in your water, it does not give an actual indication of which chemicals are present. If your water’s conductivity is substantially more than twice its hardness, then that may indicate the presence of other ions like nitrate or chloride.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Normally, conductivity is about twice the total hardness of your water.

    LEARN MORE
  • Hardness show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    200 PPM
    Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 150 PPM
    Mostly representative of the calcium and magnesium in your water. Hard water may cause your water to taste unpleasant and is known to leave residues on water fixtures, be harmful to your pipes and make it difficult to form bubbles when using soaps.
  • Calcium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    55 PPM
    Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 50.6 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    No significant health effects are associated with drinking calcium in your water. In fact, calcium is one of many minerals found naturally in water and essential to your health.

    COMMON SOURCES
    As water enters the atmosphere it gets enriched with carbon dioxide (and forms a compound called carbonic acid). Later in the water cycle, that same water seeps into the ground and comes into contact with calcium-rich stone. The carbonic-acid-water extracts calcium from the stone and carries it through your pipes to your tap.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Calcium has its own taste receptors on your tongue. A high concentration can taste bitter or sour. Some people enjoy the flavor it imparts on their water, but too much of it contributes to hardness and can form scale in your pipes.

    LEARN MORE
  • Mercury show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.001 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Chronic mercury ingestion above the US EPA limit of 2 PPB can cause kidney damage. Methyl mercury in particular may be a dangerous neurotoxin, affecting vision, hearing and memory.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Primary sources of mercury in drinking water are coal-fired power plants, medical and municipal waste incinerators, metal and cement manufacturing, crop runoff, and erosion of natural deposits.

    LEARN MORE
  • Nickel show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.012 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Nickel can be a potent human carcinogen at high doses. In lower doses, it can lead to decreased lung function and allergic reactions. About 10-20% of the US population is sensitive to nickel.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Nickel is a naturally occurring element commonly found in earth's bedrock, as well as in the waste water from mining and smelting activities.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Nickel compounds have no characteristic taste or odor.

    LEARN MORE
  • Magnesium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    16 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    There are no known direct human health impacts from magnesium in your water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Magnesium is a key component of water hardness and is found naturally occurring in many rocks and minerals. Erosion eventually washes it into water sources. Sudden increases in magnesium levels could be due to increased oil and gas activity nearby a well.

    TASTE & ODOR
    While magnesium can make your water taste better, too much of it can contribute to hard water and form scale in your pipes.

    LEARN MORE
  • Nitrate (as N) show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    3 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Methemoglobinemia, "blue baby" syndrome is a severe risk when nitrate levels exceed 10 PPM and an infant or pregnant woman is exposed to such water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plants and is commonly used for agricultural and lawncare purposes. Nitrates (and Nitrites) most often enter your drinking water from runoff due to animal waste, fertilizer, natural deposits, septic tank leakage and sewage. Nitrites will rapidly transform into Nitrates.

    LEARN MORE
  • Sodium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    20 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    High sodium levels can lead to increased blood pressure and hypertension but sodium is not often found at toxic levels in drinking water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Sodium is commonly detected and tasted in drinking water. Saline intrusion, mineral deposits, seawater spray, sewage effluents, and road salts used in de-icing can all contribute significantly to sodium levels in drinking water. In addition, water-treatment chemicals and water softeners can cause high sodium levels at the tap.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Sodium produces a salty taste in drinking water that can be detected (depending on someone's age) between 30 and 460 ppm.

    LEARN MORE
  • pH show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    6.21 pH
    A measure of how acidic or basic your water is. A low pH may impart a bitter metallic taste and cause corrosion. High pH water may cause a baking soda-like taste and leave deposits on your fixtures. Unlike most other parameters, pH properly measured on-site is more accurate than pH measured in the lab.
  • Alkalinity (as CaCO3) show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    118 PPM
    Determined by the properties of minerals dissolved in your water. It's a measure of your water's capacity to resist changes to pH. Strongly alkaline water has an objectionable taste that resembles baking soda.
  • Fluoride show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.36 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    High levels of fluoride in drinking water (>4 PPM) can cause bone disease and dental fluorosis. These concentrations are rarely reached in public water systems and much more likely in private well water. Increasingly, there is controversial research into the health effects of lower concentrations of fluoride added to public drinking water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Fluoride in drinking water is commonly eroded from natural deposits, used as a fertilizer, as well as in aluminum industries. Fluoride is also frequently added to public drinking water as an additive to protect teeth.

    LEARN MORE
  • Total Dissolved Solids show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    174 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    TDS is a general characteristic of water and does not itself have known health effects. However, the particulate materials that can cause high TDS may be harmful to human health.

    COMMON SOURCES
    As water travels over the land surface and through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals. TDS is a measure of all those dissolved particles in your water. It is a general characteristic of water rather than a specific chemical.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Water containing high TDS will often smell bad and taste bitter, salty or metallic

    LEARN MORE
  • Barium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.07 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Long term exposure to barium in drinking water can cause an increase in blood pressure and ultimately damage the cardiovascular system.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Barium is naturally present in soil and earth, and is also used by industry–including oil drilling muds, paper manufacture, soap, rubber, linoleum, dyes, pyrotechnics, metallurgy, and ceramics.

    LEARN MORE
  • Sulfate show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    11 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    High levels of sulfate (above 250 ppm) may have a laxative effect and cause dehydration, especially among infants.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Sulfate most often enters drinking water when it comes in contact with underground rock formations and waste streams from nearby industrial activity.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Water containing elevated sulfate will taste salty.

    LEARN MORE
  • 1,1,1,2 Tetrachloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,1,1 Trichloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,1,2,2 Tetrachloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,1,2 Trichloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,1 Dichloroacetone Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,1 Dichloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,1 Dichloroethylene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,1 Dichloropropene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,2,3 Trichlorobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,2,3 Trichloropropane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,2,4 Trichlorobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,2,4 Trimethylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,2 Dichlorobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,2 Dichloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,2 Dichloropropane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,3,5 Trimethylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,3 Dichlorobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,3 Dichloropropane learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,4 Dichlorobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1 Chlorobutane learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • 2,2 Dichloropropane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 2 Hexanone show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 2 Nitropropane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 3 Amino 1,2,4 triazole learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • 4,4 DDD show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 4,4 DDE show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 4,4 DDT show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 4 Methyl 2 Pentanone show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Acetone show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Acrylonitrile learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Alachlor show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Aldrin show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Allyl Chloride show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Alpha BHC show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Alpha Chlordane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Aluminum show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Antimony show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Arsenic show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Atrazine show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Benzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Beryllium show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Beta BHC show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Beta Chlordane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Bromobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Bromochloromethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Bromodichloromethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Bromoform show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Bromomethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Cadmium show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Carbon Disulfide show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Carbon Tetrachloride show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chlordane (tech) show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chlorobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chlorobenzilate show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chloroform show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chloromethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chloroneb show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chlorothalonil show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chlorotoluene 2 show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chlorotoluene 4 show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chlorpyrifos show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chromium (Total) show more Tested, Not Detected
  • cis 1,2 Dichloroethylene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • cis 1,3 Dichloropropene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • cis Nonachlor show more Tested, Not Detected
  • cis Permethrin show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Color show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Dacthal show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Dibromochloromethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Dibromochloropropane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Dibromomethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Dichloroflouromethane learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Dichloromethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Dieldrin show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Diethyl ether learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Endosulfan I show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Endosulfan II show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Endrin show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Endrin Aldehyde show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Endrin Ketone show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Ethylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Ethyl Methacrylate show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Haloacetic Acids (Total) show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Heptachlor show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Heptachlor epoxide show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Hexachlorobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Hexachlorobutadiene learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Hexachlorocyclopentadiene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Hexachloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Hexane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Isopropylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Lindane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Lithium show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Methoxychlor show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Methyl Acrylate learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Methyl acrylonitrile learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Methyl Iodide learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Methyl Methacrylate learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Metribuzin show more Tested, Not Detected
  • m,p Xylene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Naphthalene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • n Butylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Nitrobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • n Propylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Odor show more Tested, Not Detected
  • o Xylene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • PCB 1061 show more Tested, Not Detected
  • PCB 1221 show more Tested, Not Detected
  • PCB 1232 show more Tested, Not Detected
  • PCB 1242 show more Tested, Not Detected
  • PCB 1248 show more Tested, Not Detected
  • PCB 1254 show more Tested, Not Detected
  • PCB 1260 show more Tested, Not Detected
  • PCB 1262 show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Pentachloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • p Isopropyltoluene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Propachlor OA learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Propionitrile show more Tested, Not Detected
  • sec Butylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Simazine show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Styrene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • tert Butylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Tetrachloroethylene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Tetrahydrofuran show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Toluene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Toxaphene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • trans 1,2 Dichloroethylene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • trans 1,3 Dichloropropene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • trans Nonachlor learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • trans Permethrin D6 learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Trichloroethylene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Trichlorofluoromethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Trifluralin learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Turbidity show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Uranium show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Vinyl Chloride show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Xylenes (Total) show more Tested, Not Detected

Understanding your Tap Score

First time reading a Tap Score Report? This section explains what all the bars and colors mean.

SimpleWater's health risks analysis compares your sample’s contaminant levels to the latest publicly available toxicological and epidemiological research. This is done in order to give you a clear idea of what potential risks may be in your water. Click on each contaminant to learn more about its known health impacts and potential sources. This analysis should not be taken as professional health advice.

  • GOOD - You're In The Clear
    If your result is to the left of the middle line it means we detected this contaminant but at a concentration that is not known to cause health problems for healthy adults.

  • ELEVATED - Approximate Risk Factor < 1 in 100,000
    Drinking water contaminated at this level is not immediately concerning but is worthwhile monitoring since concentrations may vary over time and there may be a small long term health risk.

  • MODERATE - Approximate Risk Factor > 1 in 100,000
    Drinking water contaminated at this level over several years is thought to pose a moderate health risk. If you drink this water frequently it's worth considering treatment.

  • HIGH - Approximate Risk Factor > 1 in 10,000
    Drinking water contaminated at this level over several years is thought to pose a significant health risk that should not be ignored. We do not recommend drinking this water without treatment.

  • VERY HIGH - Approximate Risk Factor > 1 in 1,000
    Drinking water water contaminated at this level is thought to pose a high risk to your health. If possible, other water sources should be used or appropriate water treatment should be installed.

  • What do diagonal lines mean?
    Simply, they mean that any concentration of this contaminant is potentially harmful.

Recommended treatment solutions for your address

Tap Score's treatment recommendations are unbiased and designed to help you reduce and remediate your contamination risks in an informed manner. If you have any questions, we're here to help.

Water Softeners

Your water's levels of Iron, Manganese, Hardness, Calcium, and Magnesium may be impacting the taste, color and odor of your water, as well as the health of your pipes. The useful life of any other treatment may be shortened as well. The whole-home water softeners below are designed specifically to reduce these elements at high concentrations.

Showing softeners intended for your level of hardness and a household of     people.
Recommended softener capacity minimum: 0 grains.

Matching: Iron, Manganese, Hardness, Calcium
Showing softeners intended for your level of hardness and a household of     people.
Recommended softener capacity minimum: 0 grains

Point of Use Systems

Copper, Lead, and Manganese pose a potential health risk when ingested with your drinking water (though they are not usually a concern in the shower, for example). The following Point of Use water treatment products have been matched to treat these contaminants.

Matching: Copper, Lead, Manganese

iSpring RCC7

GO TO STORE

Arsenic (pentavalent) Reduction (< 50 ppb) ; Barium Reduction ; Cadmium Reduction ; Chromium (Hexavalent) Reduction ; Copper Reduction ; Fluoride Reduction ; Lead Reduction ; Selenium Reduction ; TDS Reduction X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Copper ; Lead - VIEW ALL

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Manganese

Purchase Cost: $186
Expected Yearly Cost: $90
FEATURES Installation / Type Under-Sink
TECHNOLOGIES Reverse Osmosis Activated Carbon Filter
CAPACITY Medium Storage (3.2 gal) Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)

Aquasana OptimH2O Reverse Osmosis + Claryum

GO TO STORE

Arsenic (pentavalent) Reduction (< 300 ppb) ; Asbestos Reduction ; Barium Reduction ; Cadmium Reduction ; Chromium (hexavalent) Reduction ; Copper Reduction ; Fluoride Reduction ; Ibuprofen Reduction ; Lead Reduction ; Mercury Reduction ; MTBE Reduction ; Naproxen Reduction ; Nitrate/Nitrite Reduction ; Nonylphenol Reduction ; PFOA Reduction ; PFOS Reduction ; Selenium Reduction ; Styrene Reduction ; TDS Reduction ; Turbidity Reduction ; VOC Reduction X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Lead ; Copper - VIEW ALL

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Manganese

Purchase Cost: $249
Expected Yearly Cost: $220
FEATURES Installation / Type Under-Sink
TECHNOLOGIES Activated Carbon Filter Reverse Osmosis
CAPACITY Medium Storage (3.2 gal) Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)

ZeroWater 6-Cup Pitcher

GO TO STORE

Chromium (Hexavalent) Reduction ; Lead Reduction ; Mercury Reduction X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Lead - VIEW ALL

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Copper ; Manganese

Purchase Cost: $26
Expected Yearly Cost: $90
FEATURES Installation / Type Pour Through
TECHNOLOGIES Activated Carbon Filter Ion Exchange
CAPACITY Small Storage (0.375 gal)

Aquasana 3-Stage Claryum (Under Counter)

GO TO STORE

Asbestos Reduction ; Ibuprofen Reduction ; Lead Reduction ; Mercury Reduction ; MTBE Reduction ; Naproxen Reduction ; Nonylphenol Reduction ; PFOA Reduction ; PFOS Reduction ; VOC Reduction X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Lead - VIEW ALL

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Manganese

DOES NOT REDUCE: Copper
Purchase Cost: $142
Expected Yearly Cost: $108
FEATURES Installation / Type Under-Sink Maintenance Indicator Capacity Monitor (total treated)
TECHNOLOGIES Activated Carbon Filter Ion Exchange
CAPACITY Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)
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Point of Entry Systems

The contaminants detected in your water sample are primarily considered a risk only when ingested via drinking water. As long as your tap water is treated at the main Point of Use (i.e. your sink), there's not a strong need to install whole-home treatment. Nevertheless, some customers may want to install preventative whole-home treatment with some of the options listed below.

Matching (JIC): Copper, Lead

Home Master 2 Stage Water Filtration System with Multi Gradient Sediment and KDF85/Catalytic Carbon (HMF2SMGCC)

GO TO STORE

X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Copper ; Lead

Purchase Cost: $372
Expected Yearly Cost: $156
FEATURES Installation / Type Point of Entry
TECHNOLOGIES Copper Zinc Water Filtration Catalytic Carbon
CAPACITY High Flow Rate (2 gpm)

US Water American Revolution Whole House Reverse Osmosis (Base Model)

GO TO STORE

X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Lead ; Copper

Purchase Cost: $9,278
Expected Yearly Cost: $426
FEATURES Installation / Type Point of Entry Maintenance Indicator Capacity Monitor (total treated)
TECHNOLOGIES Reverse Osmosis Activated Carbon Filter
CAPACITY Large Storage (250 gal) Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)

Aquasana Rhino EQ-600 Whole House Water Filter (Base Model)

GO TO STORE

X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Lead

DOES NOT REDUCE: Copper
Purchase Cost: $522
Expected Yearly Cost: $236
FEATURES Installation / Type Point of Entry
TECHNOLOGIES Activated Carbon Filter Copper Zinc Water Filtration
CAPACITY High Flow Rate (7 gpm)
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As a reminder, Tap Score has no special affiliation with any of the recommended treatment product companies. However, if you make a purchase from our Amazon links, we do earn a small affiliate fee. Nonetheless, we encourage you to find the best deal you can.

We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contaminant reduction claims listed for each product. Water treatment is a complicated topic and we are here to help. Contact us for help from a water treatment professional.

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    On Tips for Taps, we’ve already addressed common causes of white residue on fixtures, but now it’s time to come over to the dark side…welcome to the world of black residue. Find out what causes this sticky, stinky, and often puzzling gunk in our newest guide to black slime.

    Store-Bought Lead Tests: Are They Worth It?

    Did you know that your tap water may contain potential threats even if your water supplier is in compliance with federal lead contamination regulations? A popular option is a home test for your tap water. Sounds like an easy way to get informed about the safety of your drinking water….right?

  • Get answers to your questions

Local water quality

Based on your reported testing location of:
East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA

This is some information about nearby water systems that may be useful when considering ongoing risks to your drinking water.

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