The Environmental Protection Agency estimates 3 out of every 10 private wells in Ireland may be contaminated. Regular testing of your drinking water is recommended to ensure it is safe to drink. Fitz Scientific offers a full drinking water testing service for private wells, group water schemes and mains water supplies. All analysis is UKAS (equivalent to INAB) accredited to ISO17025 standards, giving you confidence that your results are accurate and will be accepted by County Councils for the purpose of Well Grant applications.
A Drinking Water Test Kit can be ordered online and posted out to you within 2 working days. This kit contains bottles, gloves and instructions on how to take your drinking water sample properly. This can be ordered and paid for online here.
If you require an independent test, you can schedule a Technician from Fitz Scientific to call to your home and take the drinking water sample for you. The cost of this depends on your location so if you wish to contact us with your name, location and phone number, we will reply to your query promptly. This option is required where you intend on applying for a Well Grant.
Bottles can be collected by you at our laboratory located at Unit 35, Boyne Business Park, Drogheda. (North Side of Drogheda, on Newtown Road, near Our Lady's College, Greenhills). Payment for analysis can be made at reception by cash, cheque or credit card.
For all local authorities a trained technician from an accredited laboratory is required to take the sample - not the applicant - so please check in advance with your own local authority that you are following the correct procedure to qualify. To book your drinking water sampling by one of our trained technicians please order online.
Our laboratory scientists use advanced instrumentation to provide accurate results up to 5 times more accurate than a home water testing kit purchased off the shelf.
The water sample will be tested for our Check Drinking Water Analysis Suite based on the European Communities (Drinking Water) Regulations 2014 (SI 122 of 2014). The suite includes:
A Certificate of Analysis will be posted out in 10 working days along with an information sheet on understanding your results.
Extra Parameters: We can also test for a wide range of other parameters including Pesticides, Nitrates, Trihalomethane, THM, Langelier index (indication of corrosiveness), Lead, Copper, Arsenic, Fluoride, Sodium & Silt Density Index etc. Individual prices for these can be given over the phone from our Sales team.
For full details of UKAS accredited parameters view our scope of accreditation.