How can I test the pH of my water?

Updated 3 weeks ago by Graeme

For the testing of water pH we recommend a liquid pH testing solution or an electronic instrument.

Note: You cannot use pH litmus paper to test water.
We do not advise customers to check the pH of our water with litmus paper test strips due to the formulation of the test strips. pH test strips are typically used for mixed liquids such as blood, urine or saliva but are not very accurate when measuring the pH of plain water. In addition, if the litmus paper is not formulated to check for mineral content (calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, etc.) which is what makes the Santevia water alkaline, you will get a "neutral" or non-result. Expected results are a pH increase by about 1.5 - 2.0 units on the pH scale. Results may vary depending on the source water.

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