Bacteria

Water Analysis

We are able to attend your property and analyse the water on site for the purpose of diagnosing issues or treatment requirements. We can also sample and submit samples for analysis to an independent UKAS accredited laboratory.

Typical analysis that we undertake for clients include:

  • The Private Water Supplies Regulations Group A & Group B monitoring requirements
  • Red Tractor
  • Bacterial: such as Pseudomonas, E. Coli, Coliforms, TVC, Legionella
  • Raw water analysis to determine treatment requirements

Requirement for analysis

Private water supplies from sources such as springs & boreholes have a requirement to be analysed, for various chemical and bacterial parameters, under current legislation (The Private Water Supplies (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018).

The 2018 regs require sampling for group A parameters at the following frequency:

Volume m3 / day Sampling frequency per year
≤ 10 1
> 10 ≤ 100 2
> 100 ≤ 1,000 4

For Group B parameters the following frequency is required for up to 3 years (assuming results are clear):

Volume m3 / day Sampling frequency per year
≤ 10 1
> 10 ≤ 3,300 2

We take every effort to sample to ISO 14024 in accordance with the private water supply regulations