Water testing

Microbiological Testing of Water

Tests are performed on water to monitor the microbiological quality. Microbiological testing of waters can include production water, potable, bottled, effluent & environmental water.

About this Testing

Reasons for using this testing:

  • To monitor the quality of water used in your processing plant for internal quality control, regulatory compliance or overseas market access.
  • To be assured of the quality of your drinking water
  • To monitor environmental impact
  • To comply with the conditions of a resource consent
  • To comply with the requirements in your food safety programme

The main types of tests that we conduct on water samples:

  • E.coli
  • Coliforms
  • Faecal coliforms
  • Heterotrophic plate count
  • Enterococci
  • Clostridium perfringens (incl spores)
  • Faecal Streptococci
  • Sulphite reducing anaerobes
  • Campylobacter
  • Legionella
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Salmonella

 If you have a requirement to monitor the microbiological quality of foods.

Click here to follow the link to microbiological testing of food

Taking a Sample

Please contact the laboratory for advice on taking a sample

Analysis Request Form


Contact Us

Freephone 0508 HILL LAB (44 555 22) or email Env.CSM@hill-labs.co.nz