Mains Water Analysis includes:
- M. Alkalinity
Borehole / Well Water Analysis includes:
- M. Alkalinity
When would you test chemical potability?
The chemical potability analysis can be performed when trying to identify a strange taste or taint in drinking water which can be caused by higher metal levels.
It can also show the scaling or corrosive tendencies of the water. This may be useful where a household or business is trying to identify the reason for corrosion or scale in the pipework be this for drinking water or process water. The analysis can identify galvanic corrosion, for example, an excess of manganese could be the cause of copper corrosion or corrosive water rusting a heating cylinder could be the reason for brown water (iron).
Excessive levels of Iron, Manganese or Copper can cause staining of fixtures, basins & pools.
High Nitrite and Sulphide levels can be toxic and may be indicative of fertiliser or sewage contamination.
An eggy smell in water could mean the presence be sulphate reducing bacteria which can be identified by the presence of high levels of sulphide and sulphate.
Our analysis will come with a written interpretation of our findings giving you an explanation as to whether any issues you have informed us of could be caused by out of spec parameters with a comparison against the Drinking Water Inspectorate limits.
Be aware this analysis is for observation purposes only as the lab isn’t UKAS accredited for drinking water.
For a wider water screen for toxicity or hygiene reasons you may want to add potable metals and microbial potability.
Sample point should be flushed prior to taking sample to ensure fresh system water is taken.
Sample pack contains:
- 1x 1l sample bottle
- 1x return jiffy bag and pre-paid return label
- 1x Analysis sticker to be filled in
Analysis can take up to 10 days from receipt of sample. If results are needed urgently then please contact us.