We offer testing services and provide information for private customers on the quality and safety of their drinking water.
Our laboratory is accredited with International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) for a range of chemical and microbiological tests. We subcontract specialised tests which we do not perform ourselves. Our staff can collect samples from throughout Whangārei district.
We can customise analyses to suit your needs and recommend that you contact the laboratory before you undertake sampling to ensure the correct type of samples are taken.
The laboratory is involved in:
- testing Whangārei and surrounding district's drinking water and ensuring the safety of the supply
- monitoring the district's sewage discharges to ensure consent requirements are met
- sampling and testing swimming pool water
- industrial waste testing
- other specialised tests for private customers.
All New Zealand drinking water should meet the standards set out by the Ministry of Health. We ensure that all households using the town water supply receive drinking water which complies with these standards.
Fees for testing
Current charges for specific sample tests we perform can be found within the Fees and Charges. Eftpos payment is available.
Fees and charges
Directions for taking samples
Find out more about taking water samples and form to submit a water sample:
To indicate compliance with New Zealand Drinking Water Standards 2008, the water will be tested for E coli.
A written report detailing NZ Drinking Water Compliance will be issued. If required, other analyses can be arranged, please contact us for more details.