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Engineer Visit Fee

To secure 24hr delivery to our lab, an engineer visit is required for this test.

UKAS Approved Laboratory

Potable samples must be returned to our lab within 24 hrs. Due to the variable nature of courier service this timeframe is often not met. Therefore, if you purchase this sample please note that the sample is unlikely to be UKAS accredited.

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Drinking Water Testing

£120.00 +VAT

Drinking Water Potable Analysis

Ensuring your water is safe to drink should be a high priority in any organisation. It is key to have access to water that is free from harmful bacteria and viruses that could be detrimental to human health.

Our Drinking Water Potable Analysis testing kits allow for peace of mind that the water you and everyone else is consuming is safe and harm-free.

This test includes Coliforms, E. Coli, TVC @22°C, TVC 37°C to provide accurate details on your potable drinking water supply to confirm water safety.

Please note – in order for Drinking Water Potable Samples to be UKAS accredited they must be returned to the lab within 24 hours of the sample time. Due to the variable nature of courier services this timeframe is often not met. This means that your sample is unlikely to be UKAS accredited. Should you require a UKAS accredited Drinking Water Potable Sample, you can add an engineer sample visit, where we will send an engineer to site to undertake the sample, collect and return to our lab same day.

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
  • Instructions
  • 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

Drinking Water Potable Analysis FAQs

What does the Drinking Water Potable Analysis determine?
The test determines whether or not your water source is safe for consumption and is free from harmful bacteria and viruses.
Why should I undertake a Drinking Water Potable Analysis?
The kits allow for peace of mind that the water you and everyone else is consuming is safe and harm-free.
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.
What is drinking water testing, and why is it important?
The UK has some of the highest drinking water standards in the world. Drinking water testing is therefore an essential part of ensuring that your potable water supply is free from harmful bacteria or viruses.
What are the common contaminants and pollutants that drinking water testing can detect?
Our Drinking Water Potable Analysis testing kit is primarily used to detect two microbiological organisms: Coliform and E. coli. 

Coliform lives in the intestine of animals, including humans, so the presence of coliform bacteria in water is an indication of faecal contamination which contains microbiological organisms that could result in illness, including E. coli (Escherichia coli).

Even tiny amounts of E. coli can cause sickness and diarrhoea. The most common way of becoming infected by it is eating contaminated food that hasn’t been cooked properly, or drinking contaminated water. It can also be passed from person to person if someone who’s infected doesn’t wash their hands properly. 

As a faecal bacteria, E. coli can get into groundwater, surface water, and on to crops – usually crops that have been grown on a livestock farm because of the proximity of the animals. 

How often should drinking water be tested for quality and safety?
There are no regulations covering the frequency of drinking water testing or microbiological analysis for premises served by the public water supply. If you think there may be a problem with your drinking water, test it in order to be 100% certain it is uncontaminated.
What is the process involved in collecting and analysing samples for drinking water testing kits?
It couldn’t be easier with our Drinking Water Potable Analysis kit, as all you need to do is collect your water sample – following the instructions that come with the kit – and return it to us. We will get it tested at a UKAS Approved Laboratory, then let you know what the water test results are. If you need advice and support, we will give you a free 30 min support call. 

Legionella water testing 

In order to keep your drinking water safe, you also need to test it for the presence of legionella bacteria. If inhaled, the bacteria can go on to develop into the potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease, which is why legionella risk assessment and management is one of your company’s health and safety requirements. 

For larger buildings or companies with multi-site premises, legionella water testing needs to be carried by our trained engineers who have the experience and expertise necessary. On the other hand, our DIY Legionella Testing Kit is suitable for micro businesses with small premises. Samples you take will be sent to the same UKAS accredited lab we send all our water samples to, but for a fraction of the cost. 

If you would like to discuss your water testing needs or legionella testing requirements, please feel free to contact us.

What are water test kits, and how do they relate to private water supplies?

Water test kits are essential tools used to analyze the quality of water from your private water supply, including boreholes, wells, and other sources. These kits facilitate the collection of samples for analysis, enabling individuals or professionals to assess the microbiological and chemical composition of the water. Testing private water supplies is crucial to ensure compliance with water quality standards set by regulatory bodies like the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) and the Water Supply Regulations. Regular testing helps identify potential contaminants and ensures the safety of private water sources for consumption.

How does the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) regulate tap water tested supplies?

The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) oversees the quality and safety of both mains-fed and private water supplies in the UK. While water utility companies are subject to stringent regulations for maintaining water quality in the public mains supply, private water supplies, such as boreholes and wells, are also regulated to ensure compliance with safety standards. The DWI establishes guidelines and standards outlined in the Water Supply Regulations, ensuring that private water supplies meet specified microbiological and chemical quality criteria. Regular laboratory water testing and analysis of private water supplies are essential to uphold these standards and protect public health.

What is microbiological analysis, and why is it important for tap water and private water supplies?

Microbiological analysis involves the examination of water samples for the presence of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. This analysis is crucial for assessing the safety and quality of tap water from mains-fed systems as well as private water supplies, including boreholes and wells. Microbiological contaminants can pose significant health risks if present in drinking water, leading to illnesses such as gastrointestinal infections. Laboratory water testing and analysis for microbiological parameters, in accordance with the Water Supply Regulations, help identify potential hazards and ensure that tap water and private water supplies meet established safety standards.

Why choose uRisk?

25 Years Experience

Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.

Customer Service Excellence

Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.

City & Guilds Qualified

All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.

Nationwide Coverage

With engineers located all across the UK, we're never too far away.

UKAS Accredited Testing

Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.

Full Compliance Services

Your one stop shop for Legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.