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Free Home & Well Water Testing in Certain Areas of North Durham & Port Perry

Know what’s in your water immediately with fast & accurate results with our free basic water test – see if you qualify!

North Durham EcoWater offers free basic water testing with fast, accurate results in most local areas. Enter your postal code to see if you qualify for free water testing!

We will perform a basic test on your water to determine your Total Dissolved Solids, Hardness, and Chlorine content and present you with a professional analysis of the results.

Common water contaminants in North Durham & Port Perry

Hardness Minerals
What it is - hard water contains calcium and magnesium minerals which bond with everything they touch leaving "limescale" in their wake.

Treatment – Our guaranteed water softener provides the best option for soft water on the market. It improves the water throughout your entire home while protecting your appliances and fixtures.

What it is - Iron can come in a couple different forms including dissolved and non-dissolved. Both of which can leave red/orange stains on your sinks, tubs, and toilets and can be extremely hard to remove. Iron can also cause bacteria to grow and let off an unpleasant smell.

Treatment – The EcoWater ECR 3502 is rated to remove up to 15 ppm of clear water iron. In most cases, our equipment can remove triple the iron compared to competitive brands. Should your water run red out of the faucet, an ETF AII9 Air Injection filter ahead of your water softener will usually fix the problem. In severe cases, a separate iron filter may be needed.

What it is - Chlorine is a chemical used by municipal & local water treatment plants to reduce harmful bacteria in the water supply. While this sounds good, chlorine and chloramines can cause a bacteria of their own to grow called trihalomethanes (TTHM) which is quite unsafe to drink or bathe in.

Treatment – The most efficient Chlorine reduction filter is Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) or Catalytic Carbon. Due to the high level of chlorine added to water by cities, you will really appreciate your water with chlorine reduction. See our Whole House Filtration page for more information.

Dirt & Sediment
What it is - dirt & sediment is just as it sounds. This is typically most common in well water or surface water that hasn't gone through a treatment facility.

Treatment – Dirt and sediment are found in almost all water supplies and will decrease the efficiency and lifespan of your appliances. For example, sediment in a water heater can prevent the heat from transferring to the water in the tank once sediment has built up in the bottom. Our whole house filtration system can help with this problem.

Smelly Water (Hydrogen Sulfide or Iron Bacteria)

There are typically two water contaminants that can cause your water to smell like sulphur or rotten eggs, one is Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and the other is iron or sulphates.

 H2S is a mineral that is released from the earth and finds its way into groundwater. It’s especially common in well water located near shale, sandstone, coal, peat, or oil.

 Occasionally, a rotten-egg smell in your water could also be caused by a water heater or by sewage pollution in your water. If you’re on city water, the most likely explanation is your water heater.

 The most important thing to note is that it is ALWAYS worthwhile to get your water tested as H2S poses a serious potential health risk including nausea, vomiting, and other serious health effects.

Learn more, here.

PFAS, Lead, & Cyst

Water in our area has frequently been positive for lead, cysts, and PFOA/PFOS. These chemicals have been found to exceed the levels set forth by health advisory organizations and may cause health problems.

The chemicals Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C8, and Perfluorooctane Sulfonic acid (PFOS) are bio-permanent, resistant to direct oxidation, and do not break down naturally in the environment or the human body. Studies suggest that exposure to these chemicals may lead to cancer. 

Learn more about our PFAS removal systems, by clicking here.

Chromium 6

A new study by the Environmental Working Group reports that local drinking water contains hexavalent chromium, a toxic metal that has been linked to cancer. While the Environmental Protection Agency does not require the testing for the metal, the survey found that levels in our local water were pushing the levels proposed as a safety limit by authorities. This contaminant has been proven to cause cancer.


Arsenic is a common water issue in Ontario, however, it can be easily and affordably removed with an under-sink filter from North Durham EcoWater.

According to the CDC, “Arsenic can enter the water supply from natural deposits in the earth or from industrial and agricultural pollution. It is widely believed that naturally occurring arsenic dissolves out of certain rock formations when ground water levels drop significantly. Some industries in the United States release thousands of pounds of arsenic into the environment every year. Once released, arsenic remains in the environment for a long time. Arsenic is removed from the air by rain, snow, and gradual settling. Once on the ground or in surface water, arsenic can slowly enter groundwater. High arsenic levels in private wells may come from certain arsenic-containing fertilizers used in the past or industrial waste. It may also indicate improper well construction or overuse of chemical fertilizers or herbicides in the past.”

Other Contaminants
What they are - common contaminants in our area can include nitrates, lead, arsenic, pharmaceuticals, and more. These are not included in the free water test, however, we do offer full labouratory testing at an affordable price.

Treatment – Protecting the water in your home is important, however ensuring the purity of the water you are putting in your body is even more crucial. Our Reverse Osmosis drinking water system will give you a peace of mind that your drinking water is healthy, and you are going to fall in love with this drinking water system that can provide up to 50 gallons per day of delicious water.

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Local Ontario Reviews

John McShane
John McShane
20:54 11 Sep 23
We have been buying our water here for a while now. I wish the owner would bring back the great deal they had over Xmas. Price really went up. Still, I will keep buying here.
Van Jameser
Van Jameser
01:54 23 May 23
Great water, great deal if you buy in bulk!
William Tissert
William Tissert
03:01 04 Jan 23
Excellent service and experience!
Brian Davidson
Brian Davidson
18:40 03 Oct 22
Excellent! They very easily addressed my concern. Much appreciated!
Diane D'Altroy
Diane D'Altroy
17:10 25 Jan 22
Staff always friendly and helpful.
Richard Blaylock
Richard Blaylock
14:07 29 May 21
have used them for years but this year i had a problem and they helped me more then any one ever has with this i will be using them for many years to come keep up the great help and friendly service
John Walker
John Walker
16:21 25 May 21
Our go to for fresh clean water. After hours self serve is handy.
00:46 16 Nov 20
Vending machines work well. Staff is friendly and helpful
Jason Huygaerts
Jason Huygaerts
15:57 17 Jun 20
The staff is very friendly and helpful. Their water tastes great. You get a deal if you prepay for 25 bottles. Great prices, great service. Very clean shop.
16:51 09 Jun 20
Very friendly and took the time to explain how to use the system, also a very thorough procedure in place during covid time, good price as well.
Rick Schroeder
Rick Schroeder
19:05 22 Sep 19
Everytime I walk in it's only the best experience. They remember your name and super friendly! Only in a little town you get the red carpet.
Glenn Ross
Glenn Ross
11:45 06 May 19
Best service and assistance anywhere!
Alnasir Dhanani
Alnasir Dhanani
00:20 06 Sep 18
Very friendly and great service
John Boyce
John Boyce
14:55 24 Dec 17
Great folks! Friendly, helpful, great products.
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