Potable/Drinking Water Metals (Inc Heavy) Analysis

£125.00 exc. VAT

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

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.

Description

Potable Water Metals Analysis

Our potable water analysis is perfect for those who would like their drinking water sample to be tested for metals (including heavy metals) as a basic check against the regulatory limits.

This type of water testing may be of particular interest of those with private water supplies such as bore holes, wells or springs where the water is not monitored or treated by the local water authority. 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

The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016 can be accessed here: Public / Utility Supply Regs (see SCHEDULE 1 – Prescribed concentrations and values)

The Private Water Supplies (England) Regulations 2016 can be accessed here: Private Supply Regs (see SCHEDULE 1 – Prescribed concentrations and values)

Here is a brief reference table:

Metal ParameterMaximum allowed
in drinking water
The point where the
legal standards apply
Lead (Pb)10 µg/lConsumers' Taps
Boron (B)1.0 mg/lConsumers' Taps
Chromium (Cr)50 µg/lConsumers' Taps
Mercury (Hg)1.0 µg/lConsumers' Taps
Arsenic (As)10 µg/lConsumers' Taps
Cadmium (Cd)5.0 µg/lConsumers' Taps
Copper (Cu)2.0 mg/lConsumers' Taps
Antimony (Sb)5.0 µg/lConsumers' Taps
Nickel (Ni)20 µg/lConsumers' Taps
Selenium (Se)10 µg/lConsumers' Taps
Aluminium (Al)200 µg/lConsumers' Taps
Manganese (Mn)50 µg/lConsumers' Taps
Iron (Fe)200 µg/lConsumers' Taps
Sodium (Na)200 mg/lConsumers' Taps

µg/l Micrograms per litre (parts per billion)

mg/l Milligrams per litre (parts per million)

Sample Pack

Sample pack contains:

  • 1x 1L sample bottle
  • 1x return jiffy bag and pre-paid return label
  • 1x Analysis sticker to be filled in

You will received a sample pack in the post to take your water sample, you will then be able to return your sample with our prepaid postage label for analysis for heavy metals by the laboratory. Analysis takes up to 10 days and will determine the heavy metals content (if any) within your sample.

Other Heavy Metals Analysis Available

See our other analysis

Related Drinking Water Analysis

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.

E.Coli Coliforms & TVC – Microbial Potability Water Analysis

£39 - £59.00 exc. VAT
Rated 5.00 out of 5
Quantity Discounts Available (Price Per Sample)
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  • 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.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg

1 review for Potable/Drinking Water Metals (Inc Heavy) Analysis

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Hind (verified owner)

    Very easy to use. My water collection kit was sent quickly, with very simple instructions. Easy to post back in envelope provided. Results received & put my mind at rest that our borehole water is within range for heavy metals.

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