Water Testing

“With the increasing awareness of the need in New Zealand to clean up our waterways – land-based industry are working their way through the legislation and looking to better manage nutritional inputs and any subsequent leachates.” 

Linnaeus has international (IANZ) accreditation and is a Ministry of Health-approved drinking water laboratory. Our water-quality monitoring and sampling programmes are designed to meet individual customer requirements, with automatic ISCO sampling equipment available to place on your required site.

We offer the full range of diagnostic testing, from swimming pool and drinking water, to trade waste and environmental testing. Food and water microbiology is performed using culture techniques on a number of different selective media to aid with the enumeration and identification.

For more information and a test kit phone 0800 254 662 or email info@linnaeus.co.nz

Standard Tests

Category Tests
Drinking water E. coli, faecal coliforms, total coliforms, total (heterotrophic) plate count, turbidity, pH, fluoride, temperature on site, free available chlorine and total chlorine
Effluent & trade waste Conductivity, total oil & grease, BOD, COD, pH, TSS, settlable solids, turbidity
Swimming & spa pools  Standard plate count, faecal coliform count, staphylococcus aureus count, pseudomonas aeruginosa count, free available chlorine (FAC) and total chlorine (TC), pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, total dissolved solids 
Marine, river, ground water E. coli, faecal coliforms, total coliforms, enterococci, total alkalinity, free CO2, chloride, conductivity, salinity, total hardness, calcium hardness, magnesium hardness, dissolved oxygen, BOD, pH, total suspended solids, total dissolved solids, temperature, turbidity, metals, nutrients (including nitrates, sulphates, phosphates), pesticide residues