When is water testing necessary and how good is drinking water in the UK?
Drinking water in the UK is generally of a very high standard and is tested regularly by water companies before making its way into the consumer's home. However, what most people don't know is that the water companies' responsibility ends at the boundary of the user's property. From here, water quality is the owner's responsibility (mostly the landlord). In the majority of cases, the property owner is not legally required to carry out water testing. Legionella testing is an exception. Old pipes and plumbing systems are not the only factors influencing the quality of tap water, but contamination is most likely to come from taps and fittings. For this reason, the readings given by the water companies don't mean much for the consumer. If you want to know what the quality of your tap water is really like, you should carry out a water analysis in a water testing laboratory!
How is the water analysis carried out?
After you have completed your order, your test kit will be dispatched within 24 hours. It contains everything you need to take the sample. You don't need any special knowledge or experience.
After you have filled the sample bottle, simply use the return kit which we have prepared for you and send your sample straight to the accredited water testing laboratory. Here your water sample will be analysed by specialists, directly and efficiently.
Which contaminants are analysed in the Water Analysis PLUS?
The Water Analysis PLUS includes a detailed analysis of the following substances and values:
Minerals and substances causing hardness:
Other values tested:
Would you like to test for other contaminants in your water and/or are you responsible for a facility providing drinking water? Then we recommend the Water Analysis PREMIUM for a complete overview. Medicines and pesticides used in agriculture can make it into drinking water and have become a growing problem. With the Pharmaceutical Test and the Pesticide Test, you can detect problems early on.