City Water Testing

Today, many public water supplies, whether city water or municipal well, are experiencing increased residential and commercial demand for water while facing challenges of aging infrastructure and budgetary constraints. Their annual water testing reports are a good baseline, but they come from a limited number of samples and most often, not from your own home. Xpress Water Testing® kits give you the specifics on the water you use every day.

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Do you Know What Your City Water Contains?


Most of us know that the water we drink contains more than just pure water - but what's really in your city water and how do you know if you should be worried about it? While much of the United States fortunately has good quality water and many of the additional compounds and elements found in city water are relatively harmless, others such as lead, chromium, and emerging contaminants like PFAS can cause both acute and long term damage to your health and in particular, to the health of infants, children, those who are immunocompromised, or other vulnerable populations.

Why You Should Have Your City Water Tested

While public water supples are required to publish an annual consumer confidence report, it is not unusual for a city of 60,000 residents to be given water quality results based on only 30 faucets and most often, it wasn't the water in your home that was tested. Local effects such as tree root infiltration, lead-based solder in copper pipes, and corroding plumbing can mean that your water may be quite different than that of even a nearby neighbor. In fact, many of the most concerning contaminants found in city water are tasteless and odorless. The only way to know if they are in the water you drink every day is to have it tested.


City Water Testing Is Important For Homes

Public water supplies are required to periodically test the water they provide to their customers, you, to ensure it meets EPA standards. Unfortunately, many of these standards are decades old and may not reflect the most current thinking of public health scientists, toxicologists, and so forth. With Your Xpress Water Testing® Report, we will compare the levels of contaminants and characteristics in your city water not only to EPA limits, but to our scientists' recommended limits, allowing you to see how your water compares in the latest clinical and scientific recommendations*.

What People Have Said About Us

As a residential customer, I received prompt and professional service, and would highly recommend Paragon Residential to others.

Bennett K.

Would recommend for anyone interested in knowing what is coming out of the tap!

Maxine S.

Great service, fast delivery and accurate results. Couldn’t ask for better.

Jim B.

Great customer service. Excellent turn around. Thank you so much for your help. Saved 45 days waiting for the county to come out and complete the test.

Wayne W.

The best part is the support. You can tell these people are trying to provide superior service.

Carl L.

Paragon was quick, easy and very efficient. When I had questions, they were able to answer them immediately.

Pamela H.

Recommended City Water Tests

Basic City Water Test

The City Water Test was developed by Xperiential’s scientists for those on a public water supply to include the most common types of contaminants we find in city water samples from across the nation. In addition to such concerns as bacterial contamination and the toxic metals lead and copper, the City Water Test measures your water’s level of fluoride, to which recent studies have increasingly supported a link to neurotoxicity.

Comprehensive Well/City Water Test

The Comprehensive Water Test was designed by Xperiential’s scientists for our customers who want a truly in depth picture of their water quality, covering major classes of contaminants such as bacterial contamination, agricultural runoff, inorganic contaminants and additives such as sulfates and fluoride, toxic and heavy metals, as well as an understanding of the general characteristics of their water: mineral content, pH, hardness, and so on.

How Does It Work?

Test your water in three easy steps with Xpress Water Testing® by Paragon Residential.


Step 1

Choose a test, or let us help you select the best analysis for your needs. Upon your Xpress Water Testing® purchase, we will send you a collection kit with thorough instructions for gathering samples.


Step 2

Collect your water sample using your collection kit, then return the kit to our team of chemists and microbiologists for testing and analysis.

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Step 3

Receive your personalized, comprehensive water report from us via email.

If you're not sure which Xpress Water Testing® kit you need, our team can help!

EPA and Recommended Levels

Treatment Technology Recommendations

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