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Domestic Water

Domestic Water

If you are looking to investigate the quality and safety of water from your household or property, you need ChemCentre’s domestic water suite.

This service is suitable for most household drinking waters, bore waters and other potable water sources, such as dams.

A domestic suite determines the general chemistry of the water, including total salt content and pH. It also provides a breakdown of mineral content of the water including most of the common trace metals.

If required, our scientists can also provide comments in the report on suitability for drinking, domestic use, irrigation and stock drinking water.

Collecting your samples

Take a clean plastic bottle (we need at least 500 mL of the sample for testing) and fill it completely to the top without any space for air (this is called ‘no headspace’). Seal the bottle with a well-fitting plastic lid.

Submitting your samples

You will need to complete the ‘Request for Analysis’ form, available here.

Ensure you mark the required analysis as ‘domestic water suite’ and indicate if you require information on the suitability of the water for a particular use.

Samples should be delivered to our reception between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). You need your completed Request for Analysis form and water samples. We will also need to take your credit card details, with payment needed before work can commence.

On average, it takes ten working days for results, at a cost of $275.00 (including GST).

What are we testing your water for?

General chemistry

  • Alkalinity (as CaCO3), Bicarbonate (HCO3), Carbonate (CO3)
  • Conductivity
  • Hardness (total)
  • pH
  • Calcium
  • Chloride
  • Potassium
  • Nitrate/Nitrite as N
  • Magnesium
  • Sodium
  • Sulphate
  • Total dissolved salts (Calculated)

Trace Metals

  • Arsenic
  • Aluminium
  • Boron
  • Barium
  • Cadmium
  • Cobalt
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Manganese
  • Mercury
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel
  • Selenium
  • Vanadium
  • Zinc
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