Standard Drinking Water Test

Standard Drinking Water Test


Standard Drinking Water Test: This covers your bases. The recommended test for new homes or when it isn’t clear what’s wrong with your water. It’s your all-in-one diagnostic. Includes chemistry and bacteria tests. Read more below. ↓

What's Included In This Test?

Your standard drinking water test will detect the following:


If your water tests positive for either of the following, we’ll notify you within 24 hours:

  • E. coli
  • Coliforms

Physical parameters

  • pH
  • Total hardness
  • Alkalinity
  • Conductivity
  • Langelier Index (approximate indication of saturation of calcium carbonate)

Chemicals and Minerals

  • Ammonia
  • Nitrates
  • Manganese
  • Iron
  • Dissolved solids

This video explains why we test for the parameters listed above.


Who’s This Test For?

Whether you are involved with water mains in the public sector, own a private well, are moving into a new home, or are a health-conscious individual, we highly recommend testing your drinking water for health benefits and the good of the environment.

Why Choose Southern Scientific?

Southern Scientific tests more than 10,000 drinking water samples in our ISO 17025-accredited laboratory every year. Our 1000+ clients include local authorities, Uisce Eire (Irish Water), group water schemes, and Bord Bia customers.

Southern Scientific analysis is approved by Uisce Eire/Irish Water and based on EU drinking water regulations. We treat every client with the same care, whether they are a big business, a concerned homeowner or a health-conscious person curious about the safety of their drinking water.

This video highlights some of the benefits of our new easy-to-use drinking water test.

Delivery and Process Details

You can keep your water safe and ensure peace of mind for your family in 3 simple steps:

(1) Order your standard drinking water test and we’ll post it to you.

(2) Follow the clear instructions, collect your water sample and return it to us by post.

(3) Your results will arrive by email within 10 working days. If we detect e.coli or coliforms we’ll let you know within 24 hours.

*If you prefer, you can pick up and drop off the water sample or request a home/office visit with one of our specialists.

This video gives you a quick and easy guide on how to take a water sample at home.


Why Should I Test My Drinking Water?

You should test your drinking water for the following reasons:

  • Harmful bacteria and chemical pollutants are undetectable without testing
  • Polluted water can cause harm to your health and other people’s
  • Private wells should be tested every year for bacteria and every 3 years for chemicals
  • If your business uses water you need to protect your customers from harm
  • If your business’s water makes people sick it could result in legal costs and reputational damage
  • Understanding the chemical composition of your drinking water can help you manage your water system
  • Chemicals in water can damage expensive manufacturing and other machinery
  • Testing and understanding your drinking water can save you money in the long term

What To Do if You Need an Emergency Bacteria Test?

You can pick up and drop off your water sample from our Leinster laboratory, or arrange a courier service. You can also arrange for a home/office visit from one of our specialists to take the sample for you. We will give you the results the next day.

Shopping cart0
There are no products in the cart!
Continue shopping