Residential Water Score (RWS)

Introducing SafeWell’s one-of-a-kind Residential Water Score (RWS) – a summary of health risks to your family and home infrastructure impacts in one convenient snapshot.

The RWS simplifies the complex task of evaluating the overall water quality of a water system, to clearly convey the impact of your water’s quality on your family’s health, your home’s infrastructure and the perceived value of your home.

The overall Residential Water Score (A, B, C, D) represents the impact of your water quality on your family’s health and your home’s infrastructure.

The Water Quality gauge further illustrates our assessment of whether your water quality is Healthy, Safe with Risk or Unhealthy.

Family Health Risk (rated Low, Medium or High) is based on water quality parameters that represent potential health risks (for example, arsenic).

Impact on Your Home (rated Low, Medium or High) is based on concerns identified in our visual and physical inspection, as well as water quality parameters that represent potential infrastructure impacts (for example, hardness).

Impact on Perceived Home Value (rated Positive, Neutral or Negative) is based on a combination of the Family Health Risk and Impact on Your Home scores.

Just because water may be considered safe, it doesn’t mean it’s healthy. The USEPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act was designed to ensure that water is “safe” to drink. This means that any harmful contaminants in drinking water must be below legal limits, and these limits are based on scientific research (some outdated), available technology and cost. The reality is that water may be “safe” but it’s not necessarily healthy at levels even below legal limits, and in many cases the water can still be a risk to your health and your home. You and your family deserve only healthy water.

Our model defines water quality in this way:

Healthy means that we found no issues in your water that might adversely impact your family’s health, damage your home’s infrastructure, and/or lower the perceived value of your home. The water meets all health-related limits, goals and advisories for drinking water defined by EPA and does not pose any aesthetic or infrastructure risks

Safe with Risk means we found some issues in your water that may impact your family’s health, damage your home’s infrastructure, and/or lower the perceived value of your home. The water meets all health-related drinking water limits, but one or more infrastructure or aesthetic standards are exceeded and/or presents some health risk.

Unhealthy means we found serious problems in your water that may impact your family’s health, damage your home’s infrastructure, and/or lower the perceived value of your home. The water does not meet drinking water mandatory limits. Any one or more primary health-related limits, goals or advisories is exceeded.

Our model considers health-based standards beyond regulatory limits for many contaminants that are commonly found in drinking water. The presence of any of these contaminants in the water below the safe water standard, but above the health-based standard, will result in a RWS of Safe with Risk.

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