Analysis request form: Potable Water Testing
I would like my water tested for potability, is it fit for drinking? ………
Waterlink being the commercial arm of South East Water have extensive experience in the testing of water sources intended for a wide range of uses, in particular for drinking (potable).
We can advise on your legal responsibilities, in particular where the water might be for use by people beyond your immediate family.
This can be a recommendation for a testing regime, what you should test for and how to resolve matters should the testing show up any concerns.
Routine testing of natural water sources including boreholes can often be carried out on the spot using off the shelf products.
Often it is is important to carry out a more complete test, especially where there is a change of use of the water, perhaps you now intend to drink it. Or where your own testing regime reveals any problems or change in the water quality.
We can advise on the implemenation of a suitable risk assessment regime.
Definitions of potable water:
Fit to drink
A water fit for drinking, being free from contamination and not containing a sufficient quantity saline material to be regarded as a mineral water.
A potable water supply is one which is drinkable.
Potable water must be free of pathogens (disease causing organisms) and have a desirable taste, odour (smell), colour and turbidity (cloudiness) and contain no harmful chemicals.