INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Following the devastation of the Flint, Michigan water crisis, people all over the country are on edge about what’s really in their tap water. Now a central Indiana based business has come up with a solution for you to test your own water on a regular basis.
For $120, every 120 days, 120WaterAudit sends you a kit. You fill the bottle with tap water and send it back off to a lab for testing.
“It all depends on the service lines leading up to your home, your home’s plumbing. If you’re on a private well you’re not being tested every year. And so maybe every three years isn’t enough for you and the peace of mind for your family,” said CEO, Megan Glover.
Glover and her business partners wanted to empower consumers. She says a conversation about water testing and how unavailable it was to the everyday person birthed their next business venture. 120WaterAudit is a subscription based water testing service that can be used by people all over the country.
“The majority of homeowners will never have their tap water tested for lead or other primary contaminants,” Glover said.
The type of testing depends on where you live and what the lab is looking for. There are different tests for city living, well water and for people who live near a drilling site.
Lead and arsenic are the most common contaminant they’re looking for. Once you send the test back, you’ll be notified via email if something is wrong.
“In that 14 days, you receive an email laying out where you fall within that maximum contamination level and we’re using known data to help guide you through the process,” Glover said.
If the levels exceed EPA guidelines, they walk you through next steps. Glover says consistency is key, since environmental factors can change your water quality overnight.
“I think it all comes down to the peace of mind and knowing you’re doing everything you can to protect yourself and your family.”