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Testing Water in Real Estate in the Greater Halifax Municipality

~Real Estate Transactions, Home Owners & Business ~

Are you purchasing a home and needing a water test for your mortgage?

Are you selling your home and need to provide potable water to the purchaser?

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Evolution Water is Your Source for Certified Laboratory Collection & Analysis in Nova Scotia

At Evolution Water, we care about the water you and your family are drinking. We obtain our Certified Laboratory Water Testing results from AGAT Laboratories. Our team has testing packages for real estate, mortgages, homeowners and businesses.



  • Laboratory Results in 5-7 Business Days*. Option to RUSH - Fee Applies

  • On-Site Water Testing **

  • Water System Inspection of existing equipment, if applicable

  • Detailed Water Quality Report & Laboratory Certificate of Analysis


Laboratory collection for Coliform Bacteria & E.coli (Presence/Absence)

$135.00 (5-7 Business Days)



Laboratory collection for Coliform Bacteria & E.coli (P/A), plus TOTAL METALS: Arsenic, Aluminum, Antimony, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Boron, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Selenium, Silver, Strontium, Thallium, Tin, Titanium, Uranium, Vanadium, Zinc.

$245.00 (5-7 Business Days)


GOLD PACKAGE (Extensive)

Laboratory collection for Coliform Bacteria & E.coli (P/A), Total Metals plus STANDARD WATER ANALYSIS: pH, Reactive Silica, Chloride, Fluoride, Sulphate, Alkalinity, True Colour, Turbidity, Electrical Conductivity, Nitrates, Ammonia, Total Organic Carbon, Ortho-Phosphate, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Hydroxide, Calculated TDS, Hardness, Langelier Index, Saturation, Anion Sum, Cation Sum, Ion Balance.

$345.00 (5-7 Business Days)


Individual Metal Testing is available – Please inquire for pricing.


Travel costs may apply to packages, if distance is required outside of Halifax Regional Municipality.

The Department of Health and the Department of Environment recommend testing your well water every 6 months to ensure it is safe for your family.

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Turn-Around TimeRUSH SurchargeSample Submission Cut-Off (M-Th)
Same Business Day


9:00 AM

1 Business Day


3:00 PM

2 Business Days


3:00 PM

3 Business Days


3:00 PM

5-7 Business Days


3:00 PM

Sample Submission Cut-Off on Fridays is 2:00 PM

Service days do not include weekends or statutory holidays.

Additional charges apply for weekends and statutory holidays.

Lab results to be available end day 8:00PM


**Chlorine is tested on site to ensure accurate results. When Chlorine is present (above 1 mg/L), the Laboratory may refuse the sample. $85 Service Call will apply if there is no collection.

Pricing subject to HST

Pricing subject to change without notice 

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