Sodium Water Test
Sodium will, of course, give drinking water a salty taste. Elevated levels of sodium in drinking water can be problematic for a person with hypertension. Elevated salt in your tap water can come from road salting, sewage, fertilizers or water softeners.
Is Sodium in My Water Harmful?
Elevated levels of sodium in drinking water are not just harmful for a person with hypertension, they can also harm those with kidney or liver disease. You may not be able to taste elevated levels of sodium in your water, which is why testing your water is advisable. Sodium in a water supply also makes the water more corrosive, which creates damage to piping, water heaters and other appliances.
How Much Does a Sodium Water Test Cost?
ETR Laboratories provides a reading of the amount of sodium in your water supply for $30.