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Using Water Testing To Solve Water Problems

Before we can make a recommendation, we need to know the cause of any problem you may have.

A Chemical / Mineral Analysis

This is a must for water supplied from a bore or underground sources. Bore water can contain many additional components such as total solids, turbidity, colour, substances causing odour and taste, total hardness, calcium, magnesium, sodium, aluminium, silver, arsenic, lead, iron, copper, nitrate, boron, chloride, fluoride, sulphate, sulphide, organic compounds and zinc.

Most of this stuff you don’t need in your drinking water; in fact it’s not good for you. The good news is that it can all be removed and / or treated before use with water softeners or media filtration.

Coliform / EColi Analysis

This test is used to detect microbiological issues usually in roof water due to contamination from birds, vermin, insects, and rotting vegetation. Rain water without treatment of some kind will is almost always be contaminated.

The Ecoli test is an indicator test and will tell you if your water is safe to drink. This test I do on schools and preschools in the local area monthly; the tests are government approved so can be trusted.

The testing is done at an approved laboratory. I take the sample in a sterile bottle and send it for testing then return the result with a written report and, if required, a recommendation to solve any issues.

That was an overview of water testing.
If you feel you need this service please contact Owen at h2opumps@xtra.co.nz or call: Mob 021 771 878 | After Hours 09 425 600.