Standard Drinking Water Test

Standard Drinking Water Test


Standard Drinking Water Test Your Water Quality – Clear Doesn’t Mean Clean.

Drinking clean, healthy, fresh and safe water is synonymous with a high quality of life. On the other hand, poor-quality drinking water can cause illness and disease. Poor water quality can sometimes be identified by an unpleasant odour, a bad taste or discolouration.

However, harmful bacteria or chemicals may just as easily be present in your water without any indication to the human senses. If this is the case, your drinking water may contain chemicals and/or bacteria that are detrimental to your health and the environment.

Know What’s In Your Water

You must know what is in your drinking water. The World Health Organisation, EPA and the CDC advise checking your well water at least once a year. And that is where we come in.

Who is this Test Recommended For

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

  • Private Homes
  • Businesses that rely on water: Hairdressers, gyms, restaurants, hotels, spas, etc.

We successfully test over 10,000 drinking water samples every year, searching for impurities in your water, from bacteria, nitrates and chemicals, to heavy metals and industrial pollutants.

All our chemical and microbiological tests ensure your water complies with national standards for the quality and safety of drinking water.

How to take your drinking water sample

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


We Can Do It For You In 3 Easy Steps – Simple. Clear. Accurate:

  • Simple – order the test you need, and we will post your testing kit to you
  • Clear – follow the instructions, collect the sample and post it back to us the same day for next-day delivery
  • Accurate – easy-to-understand results will be sent to you by email within 10 days

*If you prefer, you can pick up and drop off the water sample or request a home/office visit with one of our specialists. In the case of an emergency bacteria test, we will provide a next-day result service.

Clear doesn’t mean clean. Get a drinking water test to make sure today. We use science to aid us, and science does not let us down.


Our Mission With Our Standard Drinking Water Test

At Southern Scientific Services’ testing facility, our experienced specialists are skilled in various disciplines, including drinking water testing. Our mission is to ensure the most up-to-date environmental services and solutions tailored exactly to your needs, and our state-of-the-art laboratories are fully equipped and ISO17025 accredited to provide you with accurate, scientific results.

Analysis Approved By Irish Water

Our drinking water analysis is approved by Irish Water and based on EU Drinking Water Regulations.

Our Standard Drinking Water Test includes:

Chemical Testing                           

  • pH
  • Ammonia
  • Nitrites
  • Total Hardness
  • Alkalinity
  • Manganese
  • Iron
  • Dissolved Solids
  • Conductivity
  • Langelier Index (70°C)

Microbiological Testing 

  • E.coli
  • Coliforms

Understanding Your Drinking Water Test Parameters

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