Residential Water Testing

Certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS), Environmental Systems Service, Ltd. (ESS) analyzes drinking water for a variety of applications. If you are purchasing a new home, drilling a new well, or concerned about your general water quality, you can count on ESS to provide quality results in a timely manner.  Based upon your water quality results, Country Water Systems, a division of ESS, can provide a variety of solutions such as water filters, softeners, and pumps.

Click here for a brochure of homeowner testing packages.

To ensure proper sample collection, ESS provides sampling instructions and sample collection containers with proper preservatives. Additionally, ESS adheres to a strict chain of custody procedure from the sample receiving through analysis and reporting. We ensure that proper holding times and temperatures were maintained and the most accurate results possible were obtained.

Click here to print ESS Chain of Custody Form and Water Analysis FAQ’s

ESS is certified by the Virginia DCLS for the drinking water analysis of the following:

  • Total Coliform Bacteria (MPN & Presence/Absence)
  • E. coli (MPN & Presence/Absence)
  • Conductivity
  • Color
  • Turbidity
  • Alkalinity
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Fluoride
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count
  • Orthophosphate
  • Nitrite
  • Nitrite + Nitrate

The normal turn-around time for results varies based upon the testing required and the incubation period. Coliform bacteria results for a new home loan or new home well are typically available the next business day; results for additional parameters are usually available in less than ten business days. Sample collection or pick-up is also available at an additional charge.

Corporate Office and
Environmental Services

218 North Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Toll Free: 1-800-541-2116
Phone: 540-825-6660
Fax: 540-825-4961

Regional Sales Office

11430 Edenberry Drive
N. Chesterfield, VA  23236

Toll Free: 1-800-541-2116
Phone: 540-219-7188
Fax: 540-825-4961

Country Water Systems
123 West Spencer Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Phone: 540-825-2781

Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
(Emergency Service Available)