Find out what’s in your drinking water
Accurate and reliable professional laboratory water testing by experienced chemists and microbiologists.
About Your Water Test
Our partners are one of the leading private water supply testing laboratories in the country, specialising in both public and private water supplies, including borehole and spring water supplies.
Your water analysis is based on parameters listed in the Private Water Supply Regulations.
Simply choose your preferred test and pay.
Then we send you a sterile sample kit, with full instructions on how and when to take a sample. You then send it via Royal Mail directly to the lab, re-using the original box received and a pre-paid postage label.
Note: There are some online water testing services you might have seen which refer to being UKAS testing. Beware; you’ll probably find that they’re only being done in a UKAS lab but may not actually be UKAS accredited results.
More on When you Might Need a UKAS Test
UKAS tests are only needed to demonstrate compliance with the Private Water Supply Regulation once your water supply is fully commissioned, and at the point where the Environmental Health Officer is ready to sign it off (or not) as a compliant system.
UKAS tests are also needed if you are bottling or supplying the water to a third party.
If your water supply is just for your own personal use then you currently have a choice of whether to involve the Environmental Health Officer or not.
If you opt out, as a personal user, then you do not need to have the more costly and lengthy UKAS test.
If your water supply is used by the public, supplies more than one dwelling, or supplies a third party, then it is classed as a commercial supply and you MUST have a UKAS water analysis completed, showing that all parameters tested were present below drinking water standards before you can supply anyone.
Get the Timing of Your UKAS Right
If you get your first test done (after the borehole/new source is just completed) by the Environmental Health Officer, they are likely to find an initial problem.
This means you need to install a treatment solution and then get the ‘expensive’ UKAS test done all over again.
Come to someone like us for advice, initial testing and corrective treatment before going to the Environmental Health Officer.
The smart money usually does a rapid cheaper test FIRST.
Then comes to us for advice on corrective treatment.
After this process is when you should get it tested by your Environmental Health Officer.
About the Environmental Health Officer
The Environmental Health Officer in your local area is the person or entity who will specify the ultimate list of parameters to be tested at a UKAS laboratory.
There are numerous Environmental Health Officers across the country each with a slightly different list of parameters for testing as they derive the list on a ‘risk-based approach’.
For this reason, we cannot provide a definitive list of parameters to analyse when completing a UKAS test.
As the Environmental Health Officer can arrange the UKAS sampling and analysis for you, we suggest you get them to do the ‘final’ UKAS testing once you are confident it is all working correctly and that our rapid test has shown the quality to be good.
Note: If you can establish the ‘UKAS’ parameters to be tested from the EHO, then we can do the UKAS test for you and we may be cheaper than your local Environmental Health department.
Give us a try!
Read more about Environmental Health Officers in the panel on the right