Water Analysis Service

Feedwater has two laboratories, a UKAS accredited micro bacteriological laboratory which makes us the only UK water treatment service company with an in-house UKAS accredited laboratory for Legionella Testing and a chemistry laboratory which allows us to offer exceptional service to our clients providing technical and analytical assistance where needed.

To simplify the ordering process we have opened up this service as a complete package which can be ordered online through our webshop by anyone who requires assistance in identifying water contaminates, bacterial presence, water treatment levels or the makeup of elements which define its character including metals.

How the Process Works

  • Order Sample Kit Online Below
  • Receive Sampling Kit By Post
  • Fill Bottle & Fill Out Form
  • Return Freepost
  • Wait For Your Results
  • Analytical Certificate Sent Via Email

Reasons to Choose Feedwater

  • You can order securely online
  • Our micro lab is UKAS accredited for Legionella, E. Coli, TVCs & Pseudomonas
  • Our Chemistry lab specialises in problem-solving industrial water systems
  • We have created ready-made analysis testing suites for common requests
  • You can build your own chemistry analysis package
  • All in one price for the sample kit, return postage & results

Common Questions

If you don’t quite know what test you require one of these questions may sum it up, just tap the button to be taken to the analysis package or page explaining if and what you might want to test for.

Note: One misconception domestic/residential customers often have is that the lab can simply test your water to find out what is in it, unfortunately, there is no magic machine which can tell you everything in the water. The way our analysis works is we have test suites which test for a group of parameters related to a certain issue such as general bacterial levels or the general water profile.

Below are our analysis packages, we have divided them up and they are ordered Microbiological Analysis, Chemistry Analysis and Metals Analysis

Microbiological Analysis

For identifying the presence of certain bacteria, general water hygiene and potability/drinkability.

 


Legionella – bacteria tested for by businesses with a Legionella Risk Assessment undertaking L8 Legionella Control

Legionella Water Analysis

£62 (Quantity Discounts Available)
Quantity Discounts Available (Price Per Sample)
1+6+11+20+49+
£62£55£49£45£41
  • UKAS accredited analysis
  • Free sampling pack
  • Free Shipping
  • Included Pre-Paid return pack to Lab
  • Expert interpretation and advice available – Unique Service
  • Immediate reporting of any positive results
  • Confidential service
  • Standard Culture test takes at least 10 days (New Rapid 24h analysis also available)

We recommend you use one sample bottle for each sample point. Do not mix samples from more than one tap into the same bottle as this can dilute a positive result and gives no indication of the affected outlet.

We require a full 250ml sample to be able to perform this test. Refunds will not be offered where minimum sample requirements are not met.

New rapid 24h Legionella test results available click here

qPCR Rapid 24h Legionella Water Analysis + Culture Test

£167.00 exc. VAT

BULK BUY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

Includes

  • qPCR Rapid Legionella analysis (Not UKAS)
  • Standard Legionella Culture analysis (UKAS Accredited)
  • Free sampling pack
  • Free Shipping
  • Included Pre-Paid return pack to Lab
  • Expert interpretation and advice available – Unique Service
  • Immediate reporting of any positive results
  • Confidential service

We recommend you use one sample bottle for each sample point. Do not mix samples from more than one tap into the same bottle.

We require the sample bottle full to be able to perform this test. Refunds will not be offered where minimum sample requirements are not met.

Just looking for the cheaper standard legionella culture test? click here

Water Hygiene – Testing for water hygiene and potability: is it drinkable from a bacterial standpoint

E.Coli Coliforms & TVC – Microbial Potability Water Analysis

£62 (Quantity Discounts Available)
Quantity Discounts Available (Price Per Sample)
1+6+11+20+49+
£62£55£49£45£41
  • Each unit includes one bottle for one sample
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery return packet. (To drop off at Post Office)
  • UKAS Water Testing covers E. Coli, Coliforms & TVC
  • Expert Advice & Interpretation available at no additional cost
  • Simply fill the bottle, return and wait for reported results.

Insulated Special Delivery Return Packet now included in the price.

We require a full 250ml sample to be able to perform this test. Refunds will not be offered where minimum sample requirements are not met.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Water Analysis

£29.00 exc. VAT
  • Each unit includes one bottle for one sample
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery return packet to make the results UKAS approved. (To drop off at Post Office)
  • Water Testing covers Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Expert Advice & Interpretation available at no additional cost
  • Simply fill the bottle, return and wait for results

We require a full 250ml sample to be able to perform this test. Refunds will not be offered where minimum sample requirements are not met.

Swimming Pool / Spa Microbial Water Analysis

£75.00£122.00 exc. VAT

Swimming Pools and Spas can cause outbreaks of infection such as eye and ear infection and gastroenteritis. Spas have also been shown to cause serious, potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease. For these reasons swimming pool analysis is required for public pools and recommended by Feedwater for private pools.

Parameters included for Swimming Pool and Spa testing analysis are set out in the product description below.

Spa pools require an additional Legionella water test every quarter as well as risk assessments and a comprehensive control program. Speak to us about risk assessments and pool treatments.

TVC/Aerobic Colony Count Laboratory Water Analysis

£29.00 exc. VAT
Quantity Discounts Available (Price Per Sample)
6+11+20+49+
£24£23£20£19
  • Each analysis includes one bottle for one sample
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery return packet to make the results UKAS approved. (To drop off at Post Office)
  • Simply fill the bottle, arrange prepaid return and wait for results.

We require a full 250ml sample to be able to perform this test. Refunds will not be offered where minimum sample requirements are not met.

Other Micro Analysis – Non UKAS accredited

Enterococci Water Analysis

£29.00 exc. VAT
  • Each analysis includes one bottle for one sample
  • Insulated box with cool packs to stop sample changing in the post
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery return packet. (To drop off at Post Office)
  • Expert Advice & Interpretation available at no additional cost
  • Simply fill the bottle, return and wait for results

Chemistry Analysis

Packages for testing chemical levels in industrial water systems, investigating the source of leak water and observations on water profile & tendencies.

 


Domestic – Observational analysis for drinking water, investigating leaks & domestic heating system

Water leak source investigation Analysis

£435.00£550.00 exc. VAT

Chemical analysis:

Ammoniacal Nitrogen
Aluminium
Alkalinity
Boron
Chemical Oxygen Demand
Conductivity
Chlorine
Chloride
Copper
Fluoride
Hardness
Iron
Manganese
Molybdenum
Nitrate
Nitrite
pH
Phosphate
Potassium
Sodium
Silicate
Sulphate
Total Organic Carbon

Micro analysis:

Coliform Bacteria
E. Coli Bacteria
Enterococci
Colony Count 22oC (TVC)
Colony Count 37oC (TVC)

  • Expert Advice & Interpretation
  • UKAS accredited micro results (Overly dirty water may prevent us from using the UKAS process, results, in that case, will be non-UKAS)
  • Confidential results & report

For this analysis we require at least two samples, one from the leak water the second from a reference sample from a likely source such as mains or a stream etc. This allows us to compare the two and work out if they match or if the leak sample is different, if different we can investigate to identify the likely source from the chemistry. If you would like to provide the leak + 2 reference samples from different sources you suspect this can assist analysis further.

We require a full 1l & 250ml sample bottle from each source to be able to perform this test. Refunds will not be offered where minimum sample requirements are not met.

Chemical analysis can take up to 12 days and micro results 3 days.

Alternatively, we have a simpler comparison analysis package available here

Chemical Potability (Drinking) Water Analysis

£147.00£187.00 exc. VAT

Break down of parameters in each analysis in description below.

Simply fill the bottle, return in the prepaid envelope and wait for results.

Uses of analysis to identify:

  • Possible cause of scale or corrosion including galvanic
  • Possible cause of taste issues
  • Possible cause of staining or discolouration
  • Cause of ‘eggy smell’ in water
  • Common toxins

Lead Time: Up to 12 working days

For a wider water screen for toxicity or hygiene reasons you may want to add potable metals and microbial potability.

Investigation – Comparing analysis or building your own package

Pick & Mix Water Chemistry Testing

Variable

GET A 20% DISCOUNT ON ORDERS OF 8 PARAMETERS OR MORE BY USING DISCOUNT CODE: P&M8PARAM

Please pick three chemical parameters as there is a minimum order value of £105 for this analysis.

We may be able to take orders of 1 or 2 parameters if you are adding these in conjunction with another chemical analysis, please discuss this with us first.

Dedicated testing packages are available for metals here. You can use the pick and mix to top up other analysis packs.

Order will count as one sample unless you instruct us to separate certain parameters into multiple samples. Picking two or more of the same parameter will of course be treated as separate samples.

Simply fill the bottle, return the sample and wait for results.

Basic Water Chemistry Comparison between 2 or more Samples

£95.00 exc. VAT

This analysis is for the comparison of 2 or more samples to establish if they appear to be from the same source or are different.

Test includes:

  • pH
  • Total Hardness
  • TDS
  • Calcium Hardness
  • Conductivity
  • M. Alkalinity
  • Chloride

Cost of analysis is £95 per sample, there is a minimum or 2 samples required to compare.

Basic water chemistry test can be ordered on its own here.

The lab will require a full 1l bottle to perform each analysis.

Lead Time: Up to 12 working days

Mineral Water Analysis Suite

£145.00 exc. VAT

Analysis covers parameters most associated with bottled mineral water or other natural water sources.

Analysis includes

  • Nitrate
  • Chloride
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Flouride
  • Silica
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Bicarbonate (Alkalinity)
  • Sulfate
  • pH
  • Conductivity

Lead Time: Up to 12 working days

Industrial – Analysis for industrial water systems measuring water profile and chemical treatment levels

Full BSRIA Closed System Water Analysis – BG 50/2015

£345.00 exc. VAT

BULK BUY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

Micro Analysis Includes

  • Aerobic Colony Count 30C (Also expressed as TVC)
  • Nitrite Reducing Bacteria
  • Sulphite Reducing Bacteria
  • Pseudomonas

And Full Suite of Chemistry analysis, detailed below.

Report comes complete with results, comment and any recommended actions.

You are ordering a sample kit, pre-paid return packet and full laboratory analysis.

Lead Time: Up to 12 working days

We require full sample bottles to be able to perform this test. Refunds will not be offered where minimum sample requirements are not met.

cooling water test kit

Standard Cooling Water Analysis

£125.00 exc. VAT
  • pH
  • Total Hardness
  • TDS
  • Calcium Hardness
  • Conductivity
  • Chloride
  • M. Alkalinity
  • Coolguard / Bromgard – This test is for Feedwater chemical, talk to us if you have different chemical products.

Lead time: up to 12 working days

Steam Raising Boiler Water or Feedwater Analysis

£116.00 exc. VAT

Boiler water testing includes:

  • pH
  • Total Hardness
  • TDS
  • Tannin/Sulphite
  • M. and P. Alkalinity
  • Hydroxide Alkalinity
  • Phosphate
  • Chloride

Feedwater testing includes:

  • pH
  • Total Hardness
  • TDS
  • M. and P. Alkalinity
  • Phosphate
  • Chloride

Use our kit to sample your boiler water and return Freepost to our laboratory.

Metals Analysis

Packages looking at the metals content of water including heavy metals in drinking water, wastewater and other applications.

Potable/Drinking Water Metals (Inc Heavy) Analysis

£125.00 exc. VAT

This analysis is suitable for those who would like their drinking (potable) water to be tested for heavy metals as a basic check against regulatory limits. This analysis is suitable as an indication when measured against DWI guidelines but cannot act as a certification that the water is safe to drink.

Metals being tested for:

  • Lead
  • Boron
  • Chromium
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Copper
  • Antimony
  • Nickel
  • Selenium
  • Aluminium
  • Manganese
  • Iron
  • Sodium
  • Calcium

For a wider water screen for chemical analysis or hygiene you may want to add chemical potability and microbial potability.

General Metals (Inc Heavy) Water Analysis

£250.00 exc. VAT

This analysis is perfect for those who require the whole suite of metals & heavy metals tested for in a wide range of different water sources.

Metals being tested for:

  • Lead
  • Chromium
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Antimony
  • Nickel
  • Selenium
  • Aluminium
  • Manganese
  • Iron
  • Sodium
  • Phosphorus
  • Barium
  • Boron
  • Cobalt
  • Molybdenum
  • Vanadium
  • Tin
  • Antimony
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Beryllium
  • Titanium
  • Strontium
  • Thallium
  • Silver

Waste Water Metals (Inc Heavy) Analysis

£125.00 exc. VAT

Analysis suitable for those testing their waste water for metals (including heavy metals).

Metals being tested for:

  • Barium
  • Lead
  • Copper
  • Molybdenum
  • Antimony
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Chromium
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Nickel

Analysis Available

  • Legionella *
  • Aerobic Colony Count *
  • Coliforms and E. coli *
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa *
  • Other Pseudomonas species
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Full range of water chemistry tests
  • Metals & Heavy metals testing
  • Chemical & Mineral suite
  • Corrosion and scale deposit analysis
  • COD, suspended solids & effluent analysis
  • Corrosion measurement and assessment

* These tests are covered in our UKAS accreditation Schedule.

Some of these analyses may not be available to order online, in which case, please fill out the contact form below and one of our scientists will be in contact to discuss your water or deposit analysis further.

pdf downloadDownload our current UKAS Accreditation Schedule.

Legionella Testing & Analysis

Feedwater has made the deliberate decision to be a Centre of Excellence for legionella control, using our own in-house laboratory accredited by UKAS we have stringent legionella analysis & testing services. Being highly knowledgeable in Legionella our laboratory is always a top performer in the HPA EQA scheme.* More recently Feedwater has been pioneering a new rapid legionella analysis using qPCR technology to count Legionella DNA with results in as little as 8 hours.

Please visit our Legionella Testing page to find out more. 

Download a FREE web-friendly copy of the L8 Guidance Note (0.5Mb download).

Sampling as a Service – How can I arrange sampling?

If you require a service where we visit site to perform one-off or periodic sampling we can arrange for one of our local consultants to take on this role, if required they may also be able to assist in identifying sampling points, in the case of Legionella sampling it is a requirement for businesses that a legionella risk assessment is performed to identify risk to people and which outlets need to be periodically sampled.

If you think you may require a legionella risk assessment please speak to us. In many cases it is simpler and much more cost effective to order sample kits from us online, these include sample bottles and prepaid mailing packs so that you can collect the samples and courier them to us for rapid analysis. This service is available to both our UK and overseas customers (for certain analysis).

Legionella sampling and all types of water testing can be carried out on a one-off or contract basis. Contact us to discuss your water analysis requirements.

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