Essential Tap Water Test

(9 customer reviews)


  • 35 Analytes Tested inc. Lead, Chloride, Fluoride, pH, Water Hardness and Nitrate

  • This is the test for your peace of mind and especially if you:

    • Live in a house built pre-1980s,
    • Live in a house with children or vulnerable adults,
    • Are generally concerned about metals, fertilisers in your drinking water and water hardness.
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Get UKAS certified laboratory testing that provides a comprehensive analysis of your water health concerns. Aqua Vue’s Essential Tap Water testing package ensures proper collection and submission for detailed insights into contamination from any questionable or aged plumbing or other general concerns.

Aqua Vue offers the most comprehensive potable water testing in the UK, with self-collection kits available via mail order and quick turnaround times.

What do our Aqua Vue scientists say?

This essential water quality test is designed to identify potential metal leaching from plumbing and distribution lines, as well as aesthetic issues like scaling on appliances. This comprehensive assessment ensures that all aspects of the water utility’s service are meeting basic standards for health and safety.

The bottles required may vary slightly and may not look identical to the ones in the photos. This is determined by your nearest lab and their own consumables.

This test includes the 35 parameters below:

Water Properties (3)

  • pH
  • Total Alkalinity (in CaCO3)
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Fertilizer (1):

  • Nitrate

Heavy Metals: (21)

  • Aluminum,
  • Antimony,
  • Arsenic,
  • Barium,
  • Beryllium
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Manganese
  • Mercury
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel
  • Selenium
  • Tin
  • Titanium
  • Vanadium
  • Zinc

Non-Metal Inorganic: (11)

  • Boron
  • Calcium
  • Chloride
  • Fluoride
  • Hardness
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Strontium
  • Sulfate

Is there anything else you want to test for that is not on this list? As long as it’s found on planet Earth, the chances are that we can test for it, so contact us and we’ll do all we can to help!

Reviews (9)

9 reviews for Essential Tap Water Test

  1. Nate

    I just moved to a new flat in London and wanted to test the water quality before drinking it. It’s an older house and I know the problem with these house to flat conversions is that the old lead pipes are never changed. This drinking water test kit was the perfect and it did find quite a bit of lead.. I’ll be contacting my water company to see if they can change the pipes but until then I bought a water filter.

  2. The Holloways

    I live in Cornwall, which is known to be an area with high levels of arsenic in the water, so I decided to test my drinking water. The testing kit offered here was easy to use and provided accurate results. They came back within 6-7 days which was quite impressive. The price is also much better compared to what other companies were charging at £200+ for much fewer analytes.

  3. James Lee

    I travel a lot and always noticed that water in Europe tastes much better than here in London… so I found this water testing company on Facebook as I was curious why that is. It did find that the water in my London flat is very hard and has higher amounts of lead, aluminium and nitrates than I expected. Obviously I haven’t tested the water anywhere else, but perhaps that’s what accounts for the different taste!

  4. Sammie

    Great service. Very quick and efficient. I was expecting to wait over a week to get the report but it came back only 5 days after sending the sample.

  5. Janet S.

    The best I found on the market for the price and number of parameters tested.

  6. Sandra

    Very happy to recommend this. We have a new baby so I wanted to check the tap water quality before using it in formula feeds etc. This was great help!

  7. Mangio Italia

    I run a small restaurant and wanted to ensure that the water we use for cooking and drinking is of the highest quality. The water test kit from this company allowed me to quickly and easily send a sample to a lab for analysis. The report provided valuable information that helped me make informed decisions about the water and we eventually decided to offer filtered water to our customers.

  8. Mikey

    We were concerned about the high levels of lead in my town’s water supply and wanted to test our tap water. The test kit was user friendly and allowed me to send a sample directly to a lab for analysis. I don’t think I’m supoosed to say which ones but it’s one close to London. The results were easy to understand and gave me some useful info on how much of each metal there is… overall very easy to use.

  9. Attiya

    Just as described.

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