Water Quality Analysis

The Issue

Contaminants in drinking water can pose significant health risks to all occupants of a household. A few contaminants that can enter drinking water include: agricultural chemical runoff, naturally-occurring minerals or elements, arsenic or lead, and other elements from plumbing.

Our Service

Up-Country will draw samples of well water and submit them to a state-recognized lab for analysis. We offer test packages that meet requirements for conventional (including Rural Development) and FHA mortgages, and Comprehensive packages that include additional tests for uranium and radon in water. The following table explains in detail what is included in each of our water quality testing packages:

Test Packages
Package name Code
(meets Rural Development reqs.)
(meets Federal Housing Authority reqs.)
Comprehensive Plus RadonCMP+
Package Component Tests
Test Components STD FHA CMP CMP+
Total Coliform X X X X
E. Coli X X X X
pH X X X X
Nitrate X X X X
Nitrite X X X X
Hardness X X X X
Chloride X X X X
Sodium X X X X
Copper X X X X
Iron X X X X
Manganese X X X X
Magnesium X X X X
Calcium X X X X
Fluoride X X X X
Arsenic X X X X
Lead   X X X
Uranium     X X
Radon in Water       X

*FHA Lead test requires a first draw sample

We also offer single-component water tests for uranium, radon, and for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Please call us to arrange the most appropriate tests for your situation.

For additional information on water quality, please see our Useful Links page.


Water quality analysis can be performed either in conjunction with a building inspection, or separately. Please see our Pricing page for complete details.