Iron reducing bacteria are naturally present in the environment and feed on iron. They often find their way into wells and groundwater sources when new wells are drilled. This test assesses your well water for this commonly found bacteria. The Iron Reducing Bacteria Test may only be ordered as an add-on to our other Xpress Water Testing®.
Iron reducing bacteria are a common cause of issues such as yellow water or metallic taste. If you have noticed that your water has turned yellow or if you have a slimy film on the surface of your plumbing, then it may be due to iron reducing bacteria.
Please note that the nature of this particular test requires a 9 business day turn around time.