Rainwater Testing Services

Rainwater Drinking Source

Are you relying on rainwater as a source of drinking water for your home or business? Ensure the safety and quality of your rainwater supply with the comprehensive testing services offered by Coffs Harbour Laboratory.


Understanding Rainwater Collection

Rainwater harvesting involves the collection and storage of rainwater for various uses, including drinking, irrigation, and household activities. While rainwater can be a valuable and sustainable water source, it’s essential to monitor its quality to prevent potential health risks.


Potential Contaminants

Rainwater tanks can become contaminated by various sources, including:

1. Roofing Materials: Contaminants such as debris, dirt, and bird droppings from roofing materials can wash into rainwater collection systems during rainfall.

2. Atmospheric Pollution: Airborne pollutants, including dust, pollen, and industrial emissions, can settle on rooftops and be washed into rainwater tanks.

3. Microorganisms: Bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms can enter rainwater tanks through animal droppings, insects, or other sources of contamination.

Why Test Your Rainwater?

Testing the quality of your rainwater is essential for:

Ensuring Safety: Regular testing helps identify potential contaminants that may pose health risks to consumers.

Maintaining Quality: Monitoring water quality allows for timely intervention to address any issues and maintain the overall quality of the rainwater supply.

Coffs Harbour Laboratory Testing Services

Our laboratory offers comprehensive testing services tailored to assess the quality of your rainwater supply. Our testing protocols cover a range of parameters, including:

  • Microbiological Analysis: Detection of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that may indicate contamination.
  • Chemical Analysis: Analysis of chemical parameters such as pH, conductivity, and the presence of heavy metals or other pollutants.
  • Physical Analysis: Assessment of physical properties such as turbidity and color, which can indicate the presence of suspended solids or other impurities.

We recommend the Short water package for initial rainwater testing and then yearly microbiological testing as listed in our Coffs Harbour Laboratory Fees and Charges.


Ensuring Safe and Reliable Drinking Water

At Coffs Harbour Laboratory, we understand the importance of safe and reliable drinking water. Our testing services provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your rainwater supply meets regulatory standards and is safe for consumption.


Get Your Rainwater Tested Today

Don’t leave the quality of your drinking water to chance. Contact Coffs Harbour Laboratory today to schedule your rainwater testing and ensure the safety and quality of your water supply. Our experienced team is here to assist you every step of the way.

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