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Coliform bacteria are microorganisms found in the intestines of humans and animals and are therefore always found in sewage water. They are commonly found in our natural waters as well as soil and on vegetation. Most coliforms are not harmful, but there are some varieties that are. For example, coliform is present in some strains of E.coli.
Testing your water for coliform bacteria is important because they are useful indicators of water quality. Their presence in your drinking water can be indicative of the presence of faecal matter and harmful pathogens, such as E.coli, that could cause health issues such as vomiting, diarrhoea, dysentery and hepatitis.
uRisk Water Hygiene Services
uRisk is a water hygiene specialist that provides both water treatment services, UKAS accredited legionella testing, and water testing analysis. This mean’s we can resolve your water quality failings with water treatment engineers in-house. There are many legionella testing kits available online from non-specialists who operate as an e-commerce store that may not provide the same level of service.
uRisk’s legionella testing kits are suitable for any water system and industry. This includes hot and cold systems, cold water storage tanks, cylinders, dental water lines, swimming pools, and more.
4 Simple Steps
Step 1 - Order Testing Kit
Your Legionella Testing Kit will include water sample bottle(s), easy to follow instructions and a FREE return package.
Step 2 - Fill Sample Bottle
Fill the water sample bottle(s) from your taps following the instructions.
Step 3 - FREE Return Delivery
Drop off your FREE return package to any local Post Office on the same day you have taken your sample.
Step 4 - Get your Results
Your sample results are tested in a UKAS approve laboratory and sent to you in PDF format in 10-14 days.
About this Product
What is included in the testing kit?
- 1x Sterile Bottle
- UKAS accredited analysis
- Free Sample Packaging
- Pre-Paid Return Pack
- Confidential Service
- Results & Certificate
- Laboratory testing takes at least 10-14 days
All orders are posted on Mondays only (example – if you make your order on a Thursday your delivery will be actioned on the next Monday). Delivery fee for UK mainland, this includes delivery to your address and pre-paid packaging for the return of the samples for analysis.
Weight & Dimensions
Weight: 1kg maximum per filled sample bottle
Dimensions: 25.5 x 15.5 x 14.5 cm
Why test for coliforms?
While coliform bacteria is unlikely to be the cause of illness, they are indicative of the presence of other microorganisms that will. If coliforms are found in large quantities, it is an indication that the water has been contaminated by sewage. They are also indicators that there are other harmful microorganisms in the water such as viruses and parasites. If coliforms are found in your water system, this could be an indication of a broken or leaking water pipe that has become contaminated by the surrounding soil.
How long does the test take?
Laboratory testing takes at least 10-14 days.
What do I get once the test is complete?
Through our UKAS accredited analysis, you will receive the results from the test as well as a certificate.
Why choose uRisk?
Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.
Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.
All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.
With engineers located all across the UK, we're never too far away.
Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.
Your one stop shop for Legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.