For city or municipal source water
Bacteria Test Kit Instructions
Check for the presence of bacteria in
your drinking water with this do-it-yourself, EPA-based
test kit. This tests for the presence of Coliform
Bacteria in your water. The presence of bacteria
in drinking water is usually a result of a problem with
the water treatment system or the pipes which distribute
water, and indicates that water may be contaminated with
germs that can cause disease as stated above.
Keep tests out of
reach of children or pets.
Do not ingest anything from this test kit.
Do not drink water sample used for testing.
Store and use at room temperature (60-86 F).
Do not use on hot water or water containing bleach detergents.
Do not re-use any part of the test kit.
Do not open
packets or vial until you are ready to perform the
Read and follow all instructions
Bacteria Test Instructions
the Bacteria Test vial and set upright on a flat
Collect water sample or turn on tap to a
very slow stream.
Carefully twist off cap and
fill vial to 1/2 inch below the top (to 5 ml line).
DO NOT OVERFILL and DO NOT SPILL the bacterial
growth powder in the vial.
Replace cap and twist
on tightly. Shake the vial vigorously for 20
Place the capped vial upright in a warm
area (70-90 F) where it cannot be disturbed for 48
After 48 hrs.,
observe the color of the liquid without opening the
(No bacteria were detected)
highly likely that potentially harmful bacteria were
results, add bleach to the sample before pouring down
the toilet, then wash hands carefully. Negative samples
may be poured directly into the toilet. Discard vial in
Note: If your water tests outside the desired values,
call 888.438.1942. Also, please note that
Watersafe® is a screening test and can
not be used to certify water as safe or unsafe for
provides approximate results ONLY
when used in strict accordance with instructions. We
expressly disclaims any liability resulting from the
use of this product, failure to follow instructions,
or reliance of test results.