Copper Water Test
Corrosion of copper pipes and fixtures can result in copper being added to your water supply. While small amounts of copper are essential for health, too much of it can result in vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. Long-term exposure to copper can cause liver or kidney disease.
Is Copper in My Water Harmful?
Small amounts of copper are necessary for good health but too much is harmful. Higher levels cause an upset stomach and diarrhea. Long-term exposure to copper in water can cause anemia, liver damage or kidney disease. If you discover that you have copper in your water, it might also mean that your water is too corrosive and so copper is being leached from plumbing pipes.
How Much Does a Copper Water Test Cost?
A test for copper will cost $30. When you purchase this test, you will receive the proper vials to take a water sample, instructions on how to collect the sample and a postage-paid package to send your sample back to the lab.