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Harvard University, Reasons To Avoid Bottled Water.

By Colm Friday, 12th February 2021 | 0 comments
Harvard University Office for Sustainability claims bottled water is atrocious for the environment. To quote Harvard University’s Office for Sustainability, “The entire life cycle of bottled water uses fossil fuels, contributes to global warming, and causes pollution.” Americans use 1,500 plastic bottles of water every second and throw away 80% of these. Click link above to view full article.   

E.coli concerns

By Raymond Friday, 25th November 2016 | 0 comments
An article from this weeks Leinster Express by Lynda Kiernan still shows that there are many boil water notices in palce around the country.

Abbeyfeale Water Supply

By Raymond Monday, 29th February 2016 | 0 comments
An article below by the Limerick Leader on how natural changes to the environment can have detrimental effects on the water supply.
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March 2021

The Water Lab has extended our drop off times for water samples from March 2021.                                                  Our new times are 8.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday. 



As an Accredited laboratory under INAB and ISO 17025 Quality Management Systems, The Water Lab’s mission is to deliver outstanding customer service, using the best laboratory practices, by listening to our customers and operating in a clearly communicated manner.                                                                                                                    We look forward to seeing you soon.

February 24th 2021

The Water Shop and Ireland's EPA recommend having your Well Water tested every 12 months or sooner if required.

We recommend having your water tested at least once a year for bacterial contamination and once every three years for chemical contamination. This is line with EPA Ireland (Environmental Protection Agency) testing guidelines and best practice to ensure the quality of your well water is fit for human consumption. You can order your test kit here on our website by simply clicking the "Water Test Kit - Buy online" button above.


February 11th 2021

Ireland's EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has released details of their report on the poor quality of Well Water and the importance of frequent testing to ensure clean and safe drinking water.

"The quality of drinking water in private water supplies is not good enough and is putting health at risk" warns EPA.
More than 100 private water supplies failed to meet the bacterial standards for drinking water. Bacteria in our water supplies can make people very ill, particularly young children, the elderly, or those who are immunocompromised. 
One in five known small private supplies were not monitored in 2019. Water suppliers monitor water to ensure they are providing a clean and safe supply of drinking water.
Water suppliers, local authorities and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage need to act to improve the quality of private drinking water so that human health is protected.
The EPA today released the Drinking Water Quality in Private Supplies 2019 report. One million people in Ireland get their drinking water from a private supply and many more drink water from small private supplies like hotels, pubs and restaurants, crèches, nursing homes and national schools in their daily lives. 
88 of the 1,418 small private supplies monitored, failed to meet the standards relating to bacteria, which is the most important indicator of safe drinking water.  Click the link above to view full report. 

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Are you looking to get your well water or mains water tested to ensure they are safe to drink. Are you concerned that your water maybe contaminated with E.coli. Then why not purchase a water testing kit from from our sister website We will be able to test water for fluoride, iron, manganese, bacteria, hardness and much more in your water sample.

Staff at The Water Lab are her to ensure that you get the water testing service you need, when you need it.

How we do this, well let me explain.

We are a team of highly qualified staff that are capable of meeting your needs in our modern, fully calibrated environmental laboratory. Through the dedication of our team, we will ensure the reliability, accuracy and precision of results.

If you need any water sampling and analysis carried out, we have years of experience working with local authorities, consulting firms, SME's, large multinationals including many pharmaceutical companies and also domestic customers.

We are committed to maintaining and documenting an extensive quality control program which ensures reliability on our part and trust on yours.

So contact us today to talk to the experts on all things water.

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