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    Water Sample Testing

    Acorn Environment Services is a leading water and environmental specialist offering expert laboratory services including drinking water testing and analysis of both mains fed (tap water) and private water supplies (including boreholes, wells and other watercourses) to organisations and private individuals throughout the UK and Ireland.

    Our potable water analysis procedures incorporate tests for metals and heavy metals, chemical and microbiological analysis, and in-field sampling services.

    Call 0161 483 7112 to book water sample testing at your property.

    Why test drinking water?

    When was the last time that you had the quality of your tap water tested?

    Here in the UK, water utility companies have to conform to strict water quality standards set by the Government, and enforced by the regulator, the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI).

    These standards ensure that the water flowing through the mains distribution system is up to scratch at all times.

    However, once the water leaves the mains supply and enters a private residence or commercial building, the pipes, storage tanks, local distribution systems and other factors can start to affect the quality of the water.

    There are also properties, mostly in remote locations, which depend on other types of private water supplies such as springs, boreholes, rivers, lakes or wells and people using these types of supplies may need to carry out their own drinking water testing too.

    Monitoring packages can include water sampling and analysis (chemical and microbiological including legionella).

    Water samples collected will be submitted to an independent UKAS accredited laboratory facility for analysis and reporting. Pool water samples collected are stored in refrigerators following collection and during transit.

    All water samples collected are processed by independent UKAS accredited laboratory facilities within 6 hours of collection.

    Certificates of analysis will be sent to the client following the receipt of results from the laboratory.

    Contact Acorn today to discuss a water management programme for your property.

    From our clients

    Trust Pilot


    "I rang out of hours for a wasp nest and someone came that evening and sorted the problem for me and my little boy as he's highly allergic, he was friendly & helpfull and reassuring, would highly recommend them really easy to contact Friendly team"

    Amanda Grimes


    "Acorn were so helpful on there online chat I had an issue with pigeons nesting under my solar panels and didn't know what to do,withing an hour I'd been contacted given a quote and 24hrs after acorn had been cleaned all the mess up and removed all the nests and proofed all my solar panels stopping pigeons coming back under can't recommend enough!"

    Gillian Brown


    "Your technician was very polite and well mannered, he even made time to have a quick chat which is a surprise for me as most people who work on your home are just there to get job done and go 10/10!"

    Keighley Boyes


    "Really grateful to Demi and the team for assisting at such short notice. Prompt service which ran smoothly. Highly recommend!"

    Arielle Halter


    "I had a pigeon problem so I contacted Acorn, they came out and got rid for me. They also did a house clearance for me at the same time. I was amazed at the quality of the work done, and the aftercare. I would 100% recommend them."

    Martin Cowell


    "Acorn came to remove a wasps nest from the time to reporting it to Acorn arriving to remove it was a total of 3 hours. I was so impressed. The lads who came were very helpful, professional and polite. Great value for money and I will be recommending to all my family and friends"

    Tracie Jackson

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    Water Sampling

    Water sample tests can be offered in the following areas:

    • Hot and cold water services
    • Hot water storage vessels
    • Stored cold water vessels
    • Spa/ swimming pools
    • Closed water systems (heating/chilled water)
    • Boreholes
    • Lakes/reservoirs
    • Display fountains/ Indoor water features
    • Dental equipment
    • Vehicle washing systems
    • Animal hydrotherapy pools

    Frequently asked questions

    Can Legionella Disease be prevented?

    Yes, by managing systems where legionella is most likely found. Secondly, contacting a professional who can complete treatment on sources where the risk of legionella is high is also advised.

    How can a person contract Legionella's Disease?

    Legionnaires’ disease can be contracted when water droplets containing Legionella bacteria enter a person’s lungs.

    Can Legionella Disease be prevented?

    Yes, by managing systems where legionella is most likely found. Secondly, contacting a professional who can complete treatment on sources where the risk of legionella is high is also advised.