When it comes to your drinking water, there is one thing you don’t want: uncertainty. Unfortunately, we live in a time when drinking water in Illinois is commonly contaminated with heavy metals, industrial chemicals, and harmful bacteria.

If you live in Central Illinois and are on well or city water, water testing can help you understand how pure your water is and if it’s safe to drink.

While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) standards help protect those on city water, if you’re on well water, it’s up to you to get your water tested on a regular basis. And, even on city water, your water can still be contaminated by things like lead pipes in or connecting to your home. This makes water testing essential for anyone questioning the purity of the water flowing from their taps.

A water test by Lucent Property Inspections will ensure that everyone in your home or building can safely drink water from the tap. Lucent uses professionals to collect your water samples and EPA-approved methods to test them on up to 15 different parameters. You get results within 1-2 days and get the peace of mind that comes along with knowing that you have safe drinking water.

When to Get Your Water Tested?

While regular water testing by a professional is recommended for those on well water, periodic water testing is a good idea for everyone. Water testing is the perfect solution if you are dealing with any of these situations: 

  • If you have pregnant women or small children in the home or building. 
  • If you have recently moved into a new home or building. 
  • If you own or are considering buying a home on well water. 
  • If your water tastes or smells a bit “funky.” 
  • If people who drink the water are experiencing stomach issues. 
  • If you notice discoloration in your water. 
  • If there have been construction or soil disturbances around your building. 
  • If you don’t feel 100% confident in the quality of your water. 

If you are experiencing any of those situations, regain your peace of mind by booking a water test with Lucent Property Inspections. 

Common Water Contaminants in Central Illinois

Here are some of the hazardous contaminants found in well and tap water here in Central Illinois.

  • Nitrates & Nitrites 
  • Chlorine
  • Chloride
  • Lead  
  • Copper 
  • Alkalinity
  • Chromium 
  • Bacteria
  • E. Coli 
  • Iron


Central Illinois Water Testing FAQ