PRIVATE TESTING SERVICES
Caminos de Agua offers private testing services to help support our work in rural communities. If you would like to have your water tested, please click on the option(s) below for more details and to fill out the corresponding forms.
Cost: MXN $750 pesos
Processing time: 2 weeks (maximum)
Description: This set tests for the major communally occurring regional contaminants: arsenic and fluoride. Additionally, this set includes general parameter testing (pH, and total dissolved solids).
Cost: MXN $300 pesos
Processing time: 24 hours
Description: This test is for people with RO systems who want to make sure their system is working efficiently. While this test does not give results on specific contaminants (i.e. arsenic and fluoride), it does show overall system efficiency (i.e. % of removal of all dissolved ions). This is more than sufficient to know if your system is working correctly.
Processing time: TBD
Description: This testing set includes both total coliforms and e.coli (a potentially harmful fecal coliform) using the widely renowned IDEXX Quanti method, which is used as a standard by governments around the globe. Results are highly accurate between <1.0 and >2,419.6 MPN/100mL.
Nitrates may be included for an additional fee by special request only (i.e. surface water in high-intensive agricultural areas). Please contact the lab (below) to arrange nitrate testing.
Caminos de Agua Lab
Federico Montes de Oca #2-C