Tests available

Our water tests provide detailed information on pH, chloride, alkalinity, turbidity, hardness, saturation index, sodium absorption ratio and electrical conductivity (an indicator of salinity).  A test request form is included in the water sampling kit.

Which tests should I request?

Understanding which water test best suits your needs can be difficult. All farm water supplies should be tested using the Standard Kit test. The table below provides a guide for testing requirements; however, if you are unsure of your needs or you have special requirements, please contact Customer service.

For advice on test selection, sample submission, additional testing options, which bottle or to order a Microbiology water sample kit please contact our Customer Service Unit on 02 66261103 or wollongbar.csu@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Purpose

Package Name & bottle type

Tests Included

Price

(inc GST)

Stock Water

Domestic Use – washing, hot water, garden etc

Irrigation of crop or pasture

Standard

250mL plastic bottle

pH, chloride, turbidity, alkalinity, electrical conductivity (salinity indicator), Total Dissolved Solids (calc), hardness, saturation index, sodium absorption ratio

$79.00

Stock Water

Domestic Use – washing, hot water, garden etc

Irrigation of crop or pasture

Element Suite – 20 elements*

Standard + Element Suite (dissolved)

250mL plastic bottle

pH, chloride, turbidity, alkalinity, electrical conductivity (salinity indicator), Total Dissolved Solids (calc), hardness, saturation index, sodium absorption ratio, 20 element ICP OES Scan* (diss)

$112.90

New Bore Characterisation

Standard + Element Suite (total)

250mL plastic bottle

pH, chloride, turbidity, alkalinity, electrical conductivity (salinity indicator), Total Dissolved Solids (calc), hardness, saturation index, sodium absorption ratio,

20 element ICP OES Scan* (total)

$129.70

Fertigation/Hydroponics/Nursery

Standard + Element Suite (dissolved) + Total

Nitrogen & Phosphorus

250mL plastic bottle

pH, chloride, turbidity, alkalinity, electrical conductivity (salinity indicator), Total Dissolved Solids (calc), hardness, saturation index, sodium absorption ratio, 20 element ICP Scan* (diss), Total Nitrogen &

Phosphorus

$151.30

Effluent use or contamination

Standard + Element Suite (total) +

Nitrate, Nitrite, Ammonia, Phosphate & Sulphate

250mL plastic bottle

pH, chloride, turbidity, alkalinity, electrical conductivity (salinity indicator), Total Dissolved Solids (calc), hardness, saturation index, sodium absorption ratio, 20 element ICP Scan* (total), Nitrate, Nitrite, Ammonia, phosphate & sulfate

$174.80

Drinking Water - Routine Chemistry

Standard + low level elements ICP MS

250mL plastic bottle

pH, chloride, turbidity, alkalinity, electrical conductivity (salinity indicator), Total Dissolved Solids (calc), hardness, saturation index, sodium absorption ratio.

Low Level Metals (dissolved) by ICP MS**

$112.90

Drinking Water – E .coli & TC

E.coli & TC

small bottle with tablet

E.coli and Total coliforms only

$67.70

Drinking Water - Chemistry +

E.coli & TC***

Standard + low level elements ICP MS, E .coli & TC

250mL plastic & small

bottle with tablet

pH, chloride, turbidity, alkalinity, electrical conductivity (salinity indicator), Total Dissolved Solids (calc), hardness, saturation index, sodium absorption ratio.

Low Level Metals (dissolved) by ICP MS**, E .coli &

Total coliforms

$180.60

Stock/Domestic/Irrigation/New Bore/ Drinking*** (Comprehensive)

Standard + Element Suite (total) + Nitrate, Nitrite, Ammonia, Phosphate & Sulphate + Low Level ICP MS + E.coli & TC

250mL plastic & small

bottle with tablet

pH, chloride, turbidity, alkalinity, electrical conductivity (salinity indicator), Total Dissolved Solids (calc), hardness, saturation index, sodium absorption ratio, 20 element ICP OES Scan (total)*, Nitrate, Nitrite, Ammonia , phosphate & sulfate, Low Level Metals by ICP MS**, E .coli & Total coliforms

$260.00

Your specific Needs

Personalised

A combination of tests to suit your specific needs. Please call to discuss

TBA

Standard test kit

These are the basic tests that should be undertaken for all farm water supplies and include tests for:

  • pH
  • chloride
  • alkalinity
  • turbidity
  • hardness
  • saturation index
  • sodium absorption ratio
  • electrical conductivity (an indicator of salinity).

Information from this Standard Kit test can be used to determine if the water will encrust or corrode your irrigation equipment. A sample result interpretation sheet is included with the test results.

ICP scan

This analysis is useful in determining plant and animal nutrient problems and includes testing for the following elements: aluminium (Al), arsenic (As), boron (B), calcium (Ca), cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), manganese (Mn), molybdenum (Mb), sodium (Na), nickel (Ni), phosphorus (P), lead (Pb), sulfur (S), selenium (Se), zinc (Zn).

Total nitrogen and total phosphorus

This information is important when considering applications of fertiliser via irrigation water. These are important parameters with respect to human health, algae blooms and aquatic weeds.

Ammonia, nitrate and phosphate

These can reach unacceptable levels in effluent used for irrigation.