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How to Test if your Water is Alkaline is Acidic

Updated on October 28, 2011

This is another series, as promised, of my previous hub,

If you are not familiar with alkaline water or you want to check its benefits, the following hubs are very informative.

This hub will be all about determining the pH level of your water, whether it is acidic or alkaline. We read on hubs or blogs of how important is alkaline water but i haven't read something on how to determine the pH level of the water you are currently drinking.

Water is very important to human existence. We can survive weeks without food, but not without water. Because of its importance, we make sure that the water we drink is safe, clean and one that will nourish the body.

Because of environmental conditions, however, the quality of water has been compromised. Thus, the emergence of bottled water, purified water, ionized water, machines and equipment to purify water. Some to convert it plainly to safe drinking water, but not necessarily beneficial to ones health and some, convert it to both.

We will not deal here with the process of how were these water purified whatsoever. What I am going to show you here is how to test your water. Whether it is alkaline (with minerals) or acidic (devoid of minerals).

This is applicable to purified water, tap water, processed water, ionized water or whatever you have available at home.


  • pH tester, other names are alkaline tester, bromothymol blue
  • clear plastic glass
  • water sample/s
  • pH scale/chart

pH scale
pH scale | Source


1. Place water samples on the plastic clear glasses, each at 1/4 full.

2. Put 2-3 drops on the water samples, then shake gently.

3. Notice the color change.

4. Compare the color from the color coming from your pH chart. If the water is red, pinkish, orange, yellow or yellow green, then it is acidic. If the color is green, then it is neutral.

If the color is light blue, dark blue and violet, CONGRATULATIONS! Your water is alkaline. The water you are drinking is beneficial to your body.

Remember these two sayings:

1. Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

2. An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure!


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      Keara Littner 2 years ago

      This might actually be a pretty interesting thing to test in the next few days. I've noticed that the water in my home doesn't taste anything like the water at my previous home. It'd be kind of interesting to see if testing it like this might explain why that is.

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      sadin 4 years ago

      what la this

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      abby 5 years ago

      wow thank you

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      lyns 5 years ago from USA

      Okay, I definitely will, I appreciate the information you give here very good hub, I hope you have a wonderful evening.

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      lucmaata 5 years ago from philippines

      Thanks lyns! Try this at home and you'll be surprised at what you'll discover...

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      lyns 5 years ago from USA

      Excellent hub on water, it is so important for our bodies and having the best is important, I found this hub to be very interesting and useful with a great deal of information for us to test the water, thanks so much for sharing this hub on water. I hope you have a wonderful day. I gave it up, interesting, beautiful, useful. 10/27 1:21am