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SES Water

Water Testing

What Do We Do?

Water testing can be required for a number of reasons including the following:

  • Submitting to the Local Authorities for planning permission
  • Determination of suitability of a water source for potable drinking water
  • Determining why water related issues in a property may be happening
  • Testing water to determine if its treated water which may confirm a leak at a location

Laboratory Testing of Water Samples

Microbiological testing in drinking water is carried out to determine the presence of bacteria in drinking water sources. SES are delighted to announce that this has been added to our list of services and can now be offered to our customers ranging from the private sector while also servicing industries such as construction, manufacturing, local authorities, and group water schemes and many other businesses.

The presence of bacteria in water sources can lead to severe illnesses and poor health conditions. The HSE and the EPA advise that private wells are tested at least annually / after flooding / very heavy rainfall, for the presence of E.coli, Coliforms, Clostridium and Enterococci bacteria in order to ensure the water source is safe for consumption.

Combining our expertise in the water industry our technicians are trained to ensure water samples are captured carefully using the correct procedure to avoid any cross contamination, this guarantees that the quality of the sample is not directly or in-directly impacted therefore, providing confidence in the results produced.

Laboratory Results

Results of the laboratory testing can be supplied via email within a minimum of 5 working days depending on the parameters which need to be tested.

The full list of parameters can be seen below.

  • Colour
  • Turbidity
  • Odour
  • pH
  • Conductivity
  • Nitrates
  • Nitrites
  • Ammonium
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Sodium
  • Hardness (as CaCO3)
  • Total Coliforms
  • E.Coli
  • Entercocci

If you need to get a water sample tested contact us below and we can provide you with a quotation, arrange collection and if required provide guidance on how to properly take a sample for test.

Water Sample Laboratory Testing

Water sample testing has been completed for a large variety of customers including the following:

  • Members of the public for planning apps
  • Contractors for pipe testing and commissioning
  • Industrial companies,
  • Commercial companies,
  • Environmental consultants,
  • Government bodies,
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Local Authority


Find out more about what SES Water can do for you