Environmental & Recreational Waters

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When it comes to environmental water testing and analyses, our team has years of experience. The variety of analyses on offer is extensive and covers environments such as coastal, rivers and lakes. Environmental projects can vary and so too can the type of tests our customers require. Typical environmental analyses are completed for discharges to the environment, state of the environment monitoring, recreational surveying and resource consent purposes. 

What do we test for?

Microbiological species

Algae and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) 

Cryptosporidium and Giardia 

F-specific bacteriophages 

Filamentous bacteria 


Indicator micro-organisms 

Iron and sulphur bacteria 

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Drinking Water

We’re registered with the Taumata Arowai and internationally accredited to carry out a range of tests on water sources. Read more here.

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We perform a variety of tests on wastewater for treatment plant operators across the country. Read about what we can test for here.

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Rainfall that does not evaporate can pick up contaminants and end up in waterways. We perform a variety of tests on stormwater. Read more here.

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Environmental & Recreational Waters

Our microbiology and chemistry testing on these types of waters can be tailored to our customers’ needs. Read more here.


Trade Waste Discharge

We carry out confidential analysis for customers who need to comply with local authority discharge resource consents. Read more here.

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Commercial & Industrial Process Water

We do test for agriculture, horticulture and viticulture businesses that want to understand the safety of the water they are using. Read more here.