After severe storms or flood water quality can change, affecting plants, soil, livestock, irrigation, domestic use and general on-farm activities. Primary producers are encouraged to test the quality of water to allow remedial action before damage occurs to equipment, production losses are experienced, or the health of animals or people is compromised.
Click here for more information about water testing or to order a sample collection kit.
Click here to download our Water Testing After Flood brochure with instructions to create a DIY water collection kit.
Primary producers who are eligible for the Special Disaster Grant for storms and flood may claim water testing expenses.
Through the provision of world-leading, independent analytical chemistry, veterinary pathology and plant health testing services, NSW DPI’s laboratories assist landholders to improve the environmental value and productive performance of resources and landscapes, for present and future generations.
DPI’s state-of-the-art laboratories are accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), the International Olive Council (IOC), American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) and certified by the Australasian Soil & Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC) and WaterChek,
Offering a comprehensive range of tests, DPI deliver quality-assured data with prompt turnaround times.
Current period of IOC accreditation is 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
Determine the sensory characteristics of olive oil and chemical properties of edible oils, oilseed and olive fruit to optimise production outputs.
Analyse the nutritional value of livestock feed and fodder to optimise animal health and production.
Focusing on all aspects of plant health research and diagnostics (pests, diseases & identification) and import/export testing and certification.
Extract the chemical elements and compounds of plants to improve growth and performance.
Veterinary laboratory testing to support diagnostic, surveillance, accreditation, export and emergency response investigations for animal diseases in NSW and Australia.
Understand water quality to ensure suitability for livestock, irrigation, general on-farm and domestic use.