Hand sanitiser and surgical gloves are used.
Aseptic practices are routine.
A mask is available if requested.
...the virus most closely related to SARS-CoV-2, being SARS-CoV, was found to be very sensitive to chlorine and chlorine dioxide disinfection (as sensitive as E. coli and coliphage).9 (Water Research Australia Fact Sheet).
Sunshine & Cooloola Water Analysis
Proudly a local laboratory supporting the Sunshine and Cooloola Coast community, with experienced, professional,
affordable and timely water analysis, from Maroochydore, to Nambour, Melany, North to Yandina, Peregian Beach to Noosa, Doonan, Cooroibah, Tinbeerwah, Cooroy, Pomona, Kin Kin to Federal and Gympie.
Water analysis includes Thermotolerant Coliforms (E.coli, Total Coliforms, Faecal Coliforms), and chemistry, depending on the water source and intended use. Sampling at your property is included if on the Sunshine or Cooloola Coast, otherwise postage of a bottle kit, or your sample pickup can be arranged. Report is emailed, usually in 2 days or up to a week during busier times.
With 20+ years experience working in local council laboratories, the changing landscape of local government mergers, and finally Unitywater, I personally witnessed a need for a more efficient, local water testing service on the Sunshine Coast, especially for those customers on tank and bore water. I've put together a list of testing suites most suitable for rainwater tanks and bore/ground waters, and compare the analysis with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG), and/or the Water Quality Guidelines for irrigation and livestock. Refer to the QLD Health Fact Sheets for more info on Guidance on use of Rainwater tanks, and Safe water on rural properties. If you would like to know the water quality of your own supply then I can help identify any potential water quality issues so you can make a more informed decision as part of your risk management for drinking, domestic or irrigation use.
Most of our lab water quality testing is for domestic, irrigation, drinking water quality testing on Tank and Bore/Ground water. Sampling is conducted with reference to AS ISO/IEC 17025 - 2018: General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories'. Analytical Services' page has a list of analysis testing suites most suitable for rainwater tanks and bore. Quality Control (QC) checks and analytical methods follow good laboratory practices and procedures. Reports are compared with the current guidelines. Our point of difference is an interpretation of results, rather than the popular reporting of numbers with little or no comparison with any guidelines and/or real world applications.