Potable Water

Bottled Water

Northumbrian Water Scientific Services (NWSS) can conduct sampling and analysis of natural mineral waters, spring waters and bottled drinking waters.

Mineral, spring and bottled waters are tested in accordance with the Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water & Bottled Drinking Water Regulations 2010 and also in line with the British Water Cooler Association guidelines.

We have 3 state of the art UKAS accredited laboratories including a dedicated microbiology laboratory that offers analysis of:

  • Coliforms & E.coli
  • Enterococci (faecal strep.)
  • Clostridia
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Total Viable Count (TVC)

    As well as routine microbiology testing, we also perform chemical analysis to assist water characterisation:

  • Cations
  • Anions
  • Trace Elements

    If you would like to discuss your analysis and testing requirements further then please contact our dedicated Customer Team and we’ll be happy to help.

  • Schedule of Analysis

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      Our full list of UKAS accredited microbiological, organic and inorganic chemical tests can be downloaded here.


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    If you would like to discuss your analysis and testing requirements further, or if you have any other enquiries then please contact our dedicated Laboratory Customer Team who will be happy to help.

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      NWSS Commercial Brochure

      Download a pdf copy of our brochure here