FHA Property Transfer

$ 80.00 $ 90.00

Testing Drinking Water as Part of a FHA Property Transfer

When State or County Health Authorities, do not require specific tests, FHA recommends testing for total coliform bacteria, nitrates and Lead for most property transfers.

This Package Includes 3 Individual Contaminants:

Contaminant

EPA MCL
(mg/L)

Potential Health effects from
exposure above the MCL

Common sources of
contaminate in drinking water

Total Coliform
(includes fecal coliform & E. coli)

zero presence

Indicate whether potentially harmful bacteria may be present

Coliforms are naturally present in the
environment.

Nitrates, Total

10

Infants below the age of six months who drink water containing nitrate in excess of the MCL could become seriously ill and, if untreated, may die. Symptoms include shortness of breath and blue-baby syndrome.

Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits

Lead

Action
Level =
0.015

Infants and children: Delays in physical or mental development; children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities; Adults: Kidney problems;
high blood pressure

Corrosion of household plumbing
systems; erosion of natural deposits

 


Your test kit will include sample bottles and easy to follow sample collection instructions. When testing is complete, a report will be issued identifying any problems detected with your sample. Please note: this test package must be returned to the lab within 24 hours of collection.

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