What is the best most thorough method of testing one's water?
January 25, 2010 12:45 PM Subscribe
I am thinking about cultivating a small vegetable patch area near a river. What would be the best method to thoroughly test the water for nasty contaminants like arsenic, lead or other spooky chemicals I can't even pronounce?
posted by Sentus to Home & Garden (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Dear Hive Mind,
The area is pretty much off grid, no utility lines what so ever. I am thinking using small amounts of river water for irrigation purposes for organic raised beds of vegetables.
A lot of the kits out there are very simple, testing only a minor amount of chemicals. If I am going to consume what I grow I need to be absolute positive that the water is decent.
Water P.H levels would as well would be great.
Thank you so much for your time,