Accredited Metaldehyde Testing - Water

Following a recent validation exercise of a new analytical technique, Fitz Scientific are pleased to advise that we can now provide low level detection of Metaldehyde in drinking water, surface water and ground water matrices as an in-house test. The methods are accredited to ISO 17025.
This change is being implemented following investment from us in new analytical techniques to offer much lower limits of detection.

All analysis of drinking water samples for Metaldehyde that was previously subcontracted will now be completed in house. Where our customers conduct sampling themselves we will continue provide the appropriate sample containers required for this analysis. Where we conduct the sampling on your behalf we will update all relevant chain of custody forms with the new test methods.

The changeover to the new method will apply from 1st June 2021.

Parameter details are listed below.

 Parameter  LoQ (ng/L)  LOD (ng/L)  Range (ug/L)
 Metaldehyde (Potable Water) 15     15-250
 Metaldehyde (Ground Water)    15   15-250
 Metaldehyde (Surface Water)    15   15-250


Metaldehyde (2,4,6,8-tetramethyl-1,3,5,7-tetraoxacyclooctane) is used worldwide as a molluscicide, for the control of slug and snail populations. It is classified by the World Health Organization as a ‘moderately hazardous' pesticide.
Under the European Union (Drinking Water) Regulations 2014 (S.I 122 of 2014) parametric value in drinking water is set at 100ng/L.

In 2016, Irish Water assigned Metaldehyde as a ‘baseline pesticide’ and is routinely monitored for in drinking water supplies.

This update is part of a number of exciting investments and improvements we will be making over the coming weeks. We look forward to our continued relationship as your trusted scientific partner.

For further details on this and our low level pesticides suites of analysis contact our sales team - email or call 041 9845440.