Sunshine & Cooloola Water Analysis
Proudly a local Laboratory supporting the Sunshine Coast community, with experienced, professional,
affordable and timely water laboratory analysis, from Maroochydore, Tanawha to Nambour, Melany,
North to Yandina, Peregian Beach to Noosa, Doonan, Tinbeerwah, Cooroy, Pomona, Imbil to Federal and Gympie. Water analysis, including microbiology results in 24 hours, emailed in PDF and we're open 6 days/week, and free sampling or pickup in most cases. Refer to Services & Pricing.
With 20+ years experience working in local council laboratories to 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/or bore water. I've put together a list of testing suites most suitable for rainwater tanks and bore/ground waters and compare with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG). 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 to meet the requirements of 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 ISO/IEC17025 and good laboratory practices and procedures. All reports are compared with the current ADWG, Health and Aesthetic 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. Moreover, selection criteria of 'what to test for' varies and includes, in the case of ground water; Coliform bacteria, Iron and Manganese, Total Dissolved Solids, pH, Total Hardness, Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, Magnesium, LSI index, Aluminium. Tank water (rainwater from the roof) is less involved, in that Iron and Manganese is omitted, and Copper is a added due to household plumbing, if the sample is taken from the kitchen tap, where we typically drink our Tank water from.