How the Model Works
The water is rated on a scale of 1-100. A score above 90% means the water has little to no harmful contaminants, excellent physical characteristics, and is healthy, and is better than bottled water quality.
75 or below means the water is unhealthy and treatment options need to be considered as necessary next steps to improving water quality.
If the water falls between 76-90, the water is safe to drink but could be made healthier by additional filtration. A score in this category is comparable to public drinking water quality.
SafeWell’s unique Water System Rating (WSR) is based on both primary and secondary contaminants identified by the US EPA and defined in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
Our Water System Rating model can be used to assess whether a home with a water treatment system is working as designed or functioning properly when a treated water sample is also collected and tested for quality.
Our goal is to help potential home buyers better understand the differences between healthy, safe and unhealthy water when purchasing a home with a well.
Water testing can be complex, but it doesn’t have to be confusing. We encourage real estate professionals to make sure their buyers know the quality rating of the drinking water at the property they’re looking to purchase to simplify understanding whether the water is safe to drink. The good news is that home buyers and sellers can know whether the water is safe and healthy with one, simple score!