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How to Test the Water Quality With Limited Budget Solutions?

Jan 29, 2019

Testing the quality of the water

Modern technology has made it possible for us to detect thousands of dissolved chemicals and impurities in the water we use for drinking and cooking. While the list of water quality tests is increasing day after day, most of these tests require state-of-the-art technologies which are beyond the reach of an average homeowner. Fortunately, there are some water quality tests which are more practical and provide a real-world idea of water quality for your home use. These limited budget water quality tests can be performed with low-tech field test methods for detecting chemical components in your water supply.

Limited budget water quality testing methods

Water quality test strips

You can use these single-use test strips which change color when dipped into a water sample, indicating the presence of a specific chemical to assess the quality of water being supplied to your home. The testing kit usually comes with a color chart to let you know about the type and concentration of the chemicals present in the water.

Water testing color disk kits

These kits are a more advanced method of testing water quality. The kit usually has a test powder or liquid which you pour into the water sample contained in a reusable plastic tube. The tube is then placed in a viewing box that comes in the kit itself. The viewing box has a plastic disc with a color gradient printed on it. You have to rotate the disc until the color closely matches with the water sample. The color code will give you an idea of the concentration of impurities in the water.

Digital water testing instruments

Nowadays, lightweight and portable digital meters, colorimeters, and photometers are also available for home water testing.  These units are the most accurate when it comes to testing water quality on a limited budget, however, may cost a bit more than the other two methods mentioned above.

Getting clean drinking water for your home

In case, the test results for water quality indicate water pollution, you will need to take steps to ensure that your household gets clean drinking and cooking water. The first thing to do is to notify your municipal water supplier of the poor water quality. Additionally, you can buy a home water purifier for filtering tap water that is used for drinking and kitchen activities.

RO water purifiers can remove almost all organic and inorganic impurities from a water supply. These units are built after extensive testing using the state-of-the-art water quality monitoring technologies which are out of the reach for regular households. Livpure water purifiers – an Indian brand - are built with eco-friendly, non-toxic, food-grade plastics and come with up to 8-stage water filtration. To know more about Livpure water purifiers, you can visit our product portfolio at

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