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Free Home & Well Water Testing in Certain Areas of Peterborough & Surrounding Areas

Know what’s in your water immediately with fast & accurate results with our free basic water test – see if you qualify!

McLeod's EcoWater offers free basic water testing with fast, accurate results in most local areas. Enter your postal code to see if you qualify for free water testing!

We will perform a basic test on your water to determine your Total Dissolved Solids, Hardness, and Chlorine content and present you with a professional analysis of the results.

Common water contaminants in Peterborough & Surrounding Areas

Hardness Minerals
What it is - hard water contains calcium and magnesium minerals which bond with everything they touch leaving "limescale" in their wake.

Treatment – Our guaranteed water softener provides the best option for soft water on the market. It improves the water throughout your entire home while protecting your appliances and fixtures.

Iron
What it is - Iron can come in a couple different forms including dissolved and non-dissolved. Both of which can leave red/orange stains on your sinks, tubs, and toilets and can be extremely hard to remove. Iron can also cause bacteria to grow and let off an unpleasant smell.

Treatment – The EcoWater ECR 3502 is rated to remove up to 15 ppm of clear water iron. In most cases, our equipment can remove triple the iron compared to competitive brands. Should your water run red out of the faucet, an ETF AII9 Air Injection filter ahead of your water softener will usually fix the problem. In severe cases, a separate iron filter may be needed.

Chlorine
What it is - Chlorine is a chemical used by municipal & local water treatment plants to reduce harmful bacteria in the water supply. While this sounds good, chlorine and chloramines can cause a bacteria of their own to grow called trihalomethanes (TTHM) which is quite unsafe to drink or bathe in.

Treatment – The most efficient Chlorine reduction filter is Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) or Catalytic Carbon. Due to the high level of chlorine added to water by cities, you will really appreciate your water with chlorine reduction. See our Whole House Filtration page for more information.

Dirt & Sediment
What it is - dirt & sediment is just as it sounds. This is typically most common in well water or surface water that hasn't gone through a treatment facility.

Treatment – Dirt and sediment are found in almost all water supplies and will decrease the efficiency and lifespan of your appliances. For example, sediment in a water heater can prevent the heat from transferring to the water in the tank once sediment has built up in the bottom. Our whole house filtration system can help with this problem.

Smelly Water (Hydrogen Sulfide or Iron Bacteria)

There are typically two water contaminants that can cause your water to smell like sulphur or rotten eggs, one is Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and the other is iron or sulphates.

 H2S is a mineral that is released from the earth and finds its way into groundwater. It’s especially common in well water located near shale, sandstone, coal, peat, or oil.

 Occasionally, a rotten-egg smell in your water could also be caused by a water heater or by sewage pollution in your water. If you’re on city water, the most likely explanation is your water heater.

 The most important thing to note is that it is ALWAYS worthwhile to get your water tested as H2S poses a serious potential health risk including nausea, vomiting, and other serious health effects.

Learn more, here.

PFAS, Lead, & Cyst

Water in our area has frequently been positive for lead, cysts, and PFOA/PFOS. These chemicals have been found to exceed the levels set forth by health advisory organizations and may cause health problems.

The chemicals Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C8, and Perfluorooctane Sulfonic acid (PFOS) are bio-permanent, resistant to direct oxidation, and do not break down naturally in the environment or the human body. Studies suggest that exposure to these chemicals may lead to cancer. 

Learn more about our PFAS removal systems, by clicking here.

Chromium 6

A new study by the Environmental Working Group reports that local drinking water contains hexavalent chromium, a toxic metal that has been linked to cancer. While the Environmental Protection Agency does not require the testing for the metal, the survey found that levels in our local water were pushing the levels proposed as a safety limit by authorities. This contaminant has been proven to cause cancer.

Arsenic

Arsenic is a common water issue in Ontario, however, it can be easily and affordably removed with an under-sink filter from McLeod's EcoWater.

According to the CDC, “Arsenic can enter the water supply from natural deposits in the earth or from industrial and agricultural pollution. It is widely believed that naturally occurring arsenic dissolves out of certain rock formations when ground water levels drop significantly. Some industries in the United States release thousands of pounds of arsenic into the environment every year. Once released, arsenic remains in the environment for a long time. Arsenic is removed from the air by rain, snow, and gradual settling. Once on the ground or in surface water, arsenic can slowly enter groundwater. High arsenic levels in private wells may come from certain arsenic-containing fertilizers used in the past or industrial waste. It may also indicate improper well construction or overuse of chemical fertilizers or herbicides in the past.”

Other Contaminants
What they are - common contaminants in our area can include nitrates, lead, arsenic, pharmaceuticals, and more. These are not included in the free water test, however, we do offer full labouratory testing at an affordable price.

Treatment – Protecting the water in your home is important, however ensuring the purity of the water you are putting in your body is even more crucial. Our Reverse Osmosis drinking water system will give you a peace of mind that your drinking water is healthy, and you are going to fall in love with this drinking water system that can provide up to 50 gallons per day of delicious water.

Free water testing analysis

Local Ontario Reviews

Don Schebek
Don Schebek
17:39 07 Jun 21
Just had new softener and sulfur filters installed by two very accomplished installers, Wyatt and Ethan. Their work was very neat and well done. I recommend them highly. As for the filters, we could not be happier with the ones selected by Kimberly. Thanks for a hassle free installation and great water !!!.
Frank Lombardo
Frank Lombardo
20:01 03 Jun 21
From the first call to the post installation questions, the team at McLeod's water has been responsive, accommodating and professional. Very grateful they were able to upgrade and install new components to our water system in time for us to move into our new home.
Jim Dawson
Jim Dawson
17:36 03 Jun 21
They did everything they promised and more, I am always skeptical but no need to be with these guys. A-plus
Ginette La Forest
Ginette La Forest
12:38 21 May 21
Helpful. Fast and efficient.
pierre pierre
pierre pierre
00:45 12 Apr 21
Install went well. The installers were courteous, the install was clean and fast. We purchased a reverse osmosis system and water softener. They were not cheap. It has been 4 months and I can honestly say it is one of the best purchases we have ever made. I had no idea how bad our water actually was. It was literally a life changer. We are so happy!
Brian Jones
Brian Jones
18:40 23 Mar 21
Absolutely amazing team from Kimberly in sales and the install team. A possible issue post install was very quickly resolved and found that it had nothing to do with the Ecowater system. Very very happy with all and would gladly recommend McLeod's to everyone looking for amazing water.
Pat & Sue Johnston
Pat & Sue Johnston
17:58 23 Mar 21
Great experience start to finish. Sales Rep Ryan was knowledgeable and steered us to the best unit for our particular needs. Install fellows polite efficient and left area clean. Thanks for everything.
Brenda Haigh
Brenda Haigh
19:14 23 Feb 21
Great service and really nice people ! Great tasting water . Very professional 👍
Brian Barks
Brian Barks
16:10 11 Feb 21
We had a new UV VIQUA VH200 9GPM filter system intalled by the McLeod's team recently. The installation was done quickly, neatly and done on time. The office staff have been very helpful , knowledgable and friendly. Would highly recommend McLead's for your water treatment needs.
Jerry Kokorudz
Jerry Kokorudz
19:40 13 Jan 21
The McLeod’s team were absolutely fantastic. They were prompt and professional and took care of high iron / high sulfur water issue. We are very pleased with the results.
Darlene Davidson
Darlene Davidson
17:19 13 Dec 20
I had a new water softener and reverse osmosis system placed in my home. Starting from my in home consult to installation the total experience was terrific, the staff is efficient and friendly. I would recommend McLeod's Ecowater without hesitation.
Pat Sinka
Pat Sinka
12:38 13 Dec 20
I would recommend McLeod's Ecowater to anyone! Anytime I called the girls were informative and had amazing knowledge of all water issues. I ultimately had a UV system installed and love it. P.S.
THOMAS MILLAR
THOMAS MILLAR
14:20 12 Dec 20
I have used this company for years. I recently bought a condo and had a water softener installed. This was done promptly and efficiently as is the norm for this company.I highly recommend them.
Kimberly Lackie.kimberly@gmail.com
Kimberly Lackie.kimberly@gmail.com
14:58 11 Dec 20
I have been dealing with McLeod's for 33 years. The sales representatives are consistently very knowleable and helpful, answering all questions I have. The installers are likewise and do very professional installation work., again taking the time to answer all questions I have. I would highly recommend McLeod's for any water treatment needs.
Judy Becher
Judy Becher
17:12 12 Nov 20
Had issues within our park we live in asked to have our water softener checked to make sure everything was fine. Kimberly came out next day was very happy with the prompt response. Thank you Mcleods very happy customers highly recommend mcleods.
Barb Starosta
Barb Starosta
19:35 06 Nov 20
McLeod's Ecowater has always provided us with top notch service and solved our water issues for rural well water. I highly recommend this company
Cynthia McCarrey
Cynthia McCarrey
22:40 06 Oct 20
We had water filters installed. Service from beginning to end was professional. Customer service was friendly and everything was done in a timely manner. We highly recommend McLeod’s Ecowater!
Cheryl Soper
Cheryl Soper
16:20 28 Sep 20
We had two reverse osmosis systems installed in our home and McLeod’s Ecowater did a fantastic job! Their customer support for any questions Is great. We highly recommend them for all your water needs! Steve Cuss and Cheryl Soper
Bonnie Miles
Bonnie Miles
14:35 07 Sep 20
Had a great experience with McLeod's Ecowater. Ryan is very personable and knowledgeable as was Paul, the installer. So far, I'm very happy with my new softener.
Paul Clancy
Paul Clancy
23:42 23 Aug 20
Knowledgeable staff. They had what I needed in stock.
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