Water is one of our most precious resources, and yet so often we take it for granted. It is not until it is in short supply, or its purity is compromised that we start to realise how precious it is. Do you ever find yourself questioning if it’s safe to drink or use? Perhaps you’ve resorted to buying bottled water.

We want you to appreciate that water must be safe to drink; be aesthetically pleasing; be suitable for household plumbing or irrigation pipes and that there are some special testing circumstances for Private Water suppliers. There may be a simple solution to do away with the unpleasant qualities and restore your faith in the safety and drink-ability of the water for all your family’s needs.

Naturally-occurring pure rainwater can be contaminated by animal faeces (poo!) from our roof and gutters, or can leach metals from pipes and fittings. Groundwater can dissolve heavy metals from soil and rock. Rivers and streams are affected by agricultural practices.

It is important that we know that the water we use for drinking, washing or irrigation is safe and fit for use. At RWL we test water from tanks, bores, creeks and dams so that, whatever your use, you can have peace of mind.

How it works

  1. Establish the need or purpose for testing
  2. Select the tests required
  3. Follow the instructions on how to get a water sample tested and complete a sample submission form
  4. Transport the sample to the lab
  5. Testing occurs and a Certificate of Analysis and interpretation is issued
  6. How do I know if my water is fit for purpose? The assessment of safe drinking water quality is determined by the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG). We provide an easy to read and understand comparison of your test results to the ADWG.