Our laboratory offers water testing services to the public.
We test the quality and safety of water including:
- private water supplies including bores, springs and rivers
- swimming pool water
- industrial waste
- other specialised tests on request
Please contact us for advice before you collect a sample to make sure it is correct for the analysis required.
Our laboratory is accredited with International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) for a range of chemical and microbiological tests.
- test Whangārei's public drinking water supply to make sure it meets the standards set by New Zealand's water services regulator Taumata Arowai
- monitor the District's sewage discharges to ensure consent requirements are met.
Whangarei's wastewater is regularly tested for COVID-19 to monitor the community spread of the virus. You can view the latest testing on the ESR website.
Wastewater Testing Results (esr.cri.nz)