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What drinking water contamination tests should you order? This article explains the general classes of water contaminants covered in a Title 5 water test. Sketch of a dug well courtesy Carson Dunlop Associates.

This website describes the types of water testing available, outlines common water test fees, describes the details of what parameters are included in various water test options, and gives advice to assist you in deciding what tests to order.

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Title 5- water test parameters and how to check for pesticide contaminants in drinking water

This article lists a set of Title 5 Water Testing parameters for property buyers or owners who need to meet Title 5 (Title V) property and drinking water standards. Review this requirement with your lender. Be sure to review actual parameters with your home inspector or laboratory: parameters and costs vary.

Title 5 Water Test Parameter List

Organics

Benzene

Bromobenzene

Bromochloromethane

Bromodichloromethane

Bromoform

Bromomethane

n-Butylbenzene

sec-Butylbenzene

tert-Butylbenzene

Carbon-Tetrachloride

Chlorodibromomethane

Chloroethane

Chloroform

Chloromethane

o-Chlorotoluene

p-Chlorotoluene

1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane

Dibromomethane

1,2-Dibromoethane

m-Dichlorobenzene

o-Dichlorobenzene

para-Dichlorobenzene

Dichloromethane

Dichlorodifluoromethane

1,1-Dichloroethane

1,2-Dichloroethane

1,1-Dichloroethylene

cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene

trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene

1,2-Dichloropropane

1,3-Dichloropropane

2,2-Dichloropropane

1,1-Dichloropropene

1,3-Dichloropropene

trans-1,3-Dichloropropene

Ethylbenzene

Fluorotrichloromethane

Hexachlorobutadiene

Isopropylbenzene

p-Isopropyltoluene

Monochlorobenzene

Napthalene

n-Propylbenzene

Styrene

1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane

1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane

Tetrachloroethylene

Toluene

1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene

1,1,1-Trichloroethane

1,1,2-Trichloroethane

Trichloroethylene

1,2,3-Trichloropropane

1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene

1,2,5-Trimethylbenzene

Vinyl Chloride

o-Xylene

m-Xylene

p-Xylene

 

Total Coliform

Ammonia

Nitrate

Readers should also see our longer article Water Quality Testing, and advice for home buyers and building owners: water contaminants, water test procedures, well shock procedures, preventing drinking water contamination, and Cheating on water tests in that document.

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