Water testing

Livestock drinking water

Testing to determine whether water is suitable for livestock to drink.

About this testing

The analytes in the livestock drinking water profile and their associated trigger values have been taken from the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality (ANZECC), section 4.3 Livestock drinking water quality. The ANZECC guidelines cover a wide variety of chemicals, however we have only included those analytes likely to be of concern. The analytes in the Livestock drinking water profile and their associated trigger values are as follows: 

Testing covered by Livestock drinking water profile

  • pH
  • Faecal Coliforms [Thermotolerant coliforms]
  • E.coli
  • Calcium [Ca]
  • Magnesium [Mg]
  • Hardness
  • Nitrate [NO3]
  • Nitrite [NO2]
  • Sulphate [SO4]
  • Total Dissolved [TDS]
  • Boron [B]
  • Arsenic [As]
  • Copper [Cu]
  • Iron [Fe]
  • Lead [Pb]
  • Manganese [Mn]


Taking a sample

Request a Livestock drinking water kit from the laboratory. It contains everything you need to take your sample and return it to the lab (including courier tickets and poly bin).


Contact Us

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