Real Estate Water Sampling

Real Estate Water Sampling

"Third party, certified water testing should be required in real estate transactions conducted by an accredited individual who is not associated with the buyer, seller or real estate agent."

In the province of Ontario, there is currently no requirement for who takes the water sample for the real estate transaction, only that it must be tested by an accredited laboratory. How do you know that the sample was taken properly and from the right location?

There is no guarantee that water in your real estate transaction is secure and conducted in an ethical manner.
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Country Living - Health Unit Water Testing

Country Living - Health Unit Water Testing

"A Health Unit Water Test is not a statement of the overall drinking water quality."

Bacterial water contamination is a serious issue that has ramifications for human health. The importance of a Health Unit water test cannot be understated as it can identify potential for illness due to bacteria present in water. When submitting a water sample to a Public Health Unit in the province of Ontario, do you know what is being tested for? Do you assume that the safety of the water is being tested for and the results are a good determination of overall drinking water quality? 

Does a good test result put your mind at ease that the water is safe for consumption? 
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Water Testing - Home Buyer's Beware

Water Testing - Home Buyer's Beware

"When buying a home water in the country, water should be one of the most critical considerations."

Buyers will often trust the seller or realtor when a water sample is submitted to the local health unit. In some cases, the buyer will simply receive the test results through their lawyer. The goal of this publication is to raise awareness for the possibility of tampering with a water sample and the potential for illness to occur. When it comes to water, safety is of paramount concern and too often buyers purchase a home with a good water sample and never consider to test the water again. Unfortunately, the consequences can lead to illness and sometimes be costly.

Consider a third party to test the water in a real estate transaction.
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