Our water testing packages are listed below.

To apply for any of the packages below please complete:

Application for Water Testing (PDF 106KB)

and send to receptioncountermaud@unitywater.com.   

If you are after extra testing or a customised test, please request a quote

Unitywater laboratory

Fresh care package


Freshcare
is a HACCP-based Food Safety and Quality Program for growers and grower-packers for the sale of fresh produce. We are NATA accredited for the testing required.

Choose this package if you are concerned about the quality of the water you use for growing or washing fresh produce. 

  • E.coli

To request this package, please click the link to the form at the top of this page.

 

 Test Item 

Cost

Tests: E.Coli                                  

$31.40

Other water testing packages


Choose this package if you are concerned about the quality of your internal plumbing. This package is designed to check the integrity of your internal plumbing to ensure your water is not being contaminated with metals due to degrading copper pipes or brass fixtures.

Tests: Copper, Aluminium, Chromium, Iron, Zinc, Lead


While most pool shops can perform basic chemical testing, this will not provide you with assurance that water is free of microbiological pathogens. This basic package includes testing for indicators of potential contamination:

  • E. coli
  • Thermotolerant Coliforms

You will be provided a report that will let you compare your results to the Queensland Health Swimming and Spa Pool Water Quality Guidelines microbiological criteria. These guidelines generally apply to commercial swimming pool operators but contain useful information regarding the maintenance of swimming pools to reduce contamination.

If you require testing to ensure your swimming pool meets the Swimming and Spa Pool Water Quality Guidelines we would recommend you look at the Pool and spa health package (standard) package below.

This package is the recommended package if you want to know that your pool water is suitable for commercial use and that your pool water is safe and free from a range of microbiological pathogens. 

There can be a real science to maintaining water quality in swimming pools - we will provide a report that will let you compare your results to the Queensland Health Swimming and Spa Pool Water Quality Guidelines microbiological criteria (page 11). 

These guidelines generally apply to commercial swimming pool operators but contain useful information regarding the maintenance of swimming pools to reduce contamination.

  • E. coli
  • Thermotolerant Coliforms
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count

We can perform all your swimming pool testing requirements including sampling and chemistry testing:

Request a quote


Although rainwater is relatively pure as it falls from the sky, animal droppings and leaves that have accumulated on your roof and in your gutters can quickly degrade its quality.

Choose this package if you are concerned about the quality of the water in your rainwater tank.

You will be provided with a report that will let you compare your results to the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

The Guidance on Use of Rainwater Tanks provides some useful information about the care and cleaning of rainwater tanks.

Tests: E.coli, Total coliforms, pH, Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, Turbidity, Alkalinity, Aluminium, Copper, Iron, Nickel, Lead, Zinc


Bores can be a useful source of water, but the water can be of variable quality depending on the depth of the bore and the surrounding land uses.

Choose this package if you want to know about the quality of your bore water. You will be provided a report that will let you compare your results to the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Tests: E.coli, Total coliforms, pH, Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, Turbidity, Aluminium, Iron, Manganese, Hardness.


Choose this package if you are interested in the quality of your dam water. You will be provided a report that will let you compare your results to the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Tests: E.coli, Total coliforms pH, Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, Turbidity, Aluminium, Iron, Manganese, Ammonia, Nitrogen oxides

Make sure your home sewage treatment plant is doing its job.

Further information is available at: Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code.

Contact your local council to obtain further advice on local requirements.

Suggested tests: Total Suspended Solids (TSS), BOD5, E.coli, Thermotolerant Coliforms, Ammonia, Total Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus

Please contact us at labstaff@unitywater.com to discuss further. 

It's very important you prepare and submit your samples correctly


Learn how to prepare and submit samples

Request a customised water test

Please request a quote

Please note:

  • You can have peace of mind when it comes to the quality of your drinking water. Our accredited laboratory sampled and completed approximately 105,682 water quality tests in 2017 - 18. 
  • Unitywater does not provide specialised protozoan analysis (e.g. Entamoeba, Giardia or Cryptosporidium) as these tests are undertaken by only a few laboratories in Australia. If your query is in regards to one of these specialised analyses, please contact your local health authority.