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Routine Water Testing Updates

Routine Water Testing Updates

Date: 13 Aug 2020
Author: Hill Laboratories

Our Routine Water testing suites are well established in the New Zealand market - providing timely results that are easily comparable to the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand (DWSNZ). In over 30 years, we’ve gained valuable knowledge and extensive experience in water testing for the NZ market, so you can have total confidence in the quality of our test results.

From time to time, we review the tests in our key suites to ensure we are meeting market demands. Following feedback from clients and regulators, we have made some key additions to our Routine Water suites. In particular expanding our Routine Water Drinking profile to include Arsenic (As), Lead (Pb) and Turbidity. 

The addition of Arsenic, Lead and Turbidity allows for a more complete assessment of water quality against the Drinking Water Standard for potable water. A number of regulators currently require Arsenic, Lead and Turbidity to be assessed as standard before approving a dwelling that has its own water supply.  

In addition, the inclusion of Turbidity into the Routine Water Drinking Profile will allow results to be used to prove compliance to NZ Food Safety and NZ Good Agricultural Practice guidelines, streamlining the testing requirements for many industries.

We are proud to be responding to the market requirements for high-quality drinking water testing, and trust that the changes detailed above will provide you with additional valuable information regarding your drinking water. Due to these additions to our testing service, along with a small adjustment for inflation costs, we wish to advise that there will be an associated price increase as outlined below. Please note that our most recent price adjustment for Routine Water due to inflation was over seven years ago. 

Pricing updates as of 1st August 2020

As always, we look forward to assisting you with your testing needs. If you have any questions about the changes above, please don’t hesitate to call our Client Services team on 0508 HILL LAB (0508 44 555 22) or email