Unitywater does not test for Giardia, Legionella, parasites or amoebas. There are some important reasons for this.
Firstly, be assured that standard treatment processes of filtration and disinfection ensure the water supply is safe and compliant with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011 and public health regulations. Your water has been treated and disinfected by the supplier, Seqwater, and also by Unitywater. This kills bacteria and viruses and removes protozoa and parasites.
Secondly, these tests are expensive and rarely requested. As we are always trying to minimise customers’ bills, it is not financially sensible for us to conduct this testing. There are other laboratories in Queensland which can perform this testing.
Thirdly, our Laboratory is not set up or accredited to conduct this type of testing.