Our laboratories remain open while we continue to meet our public health responsibilities as a water undertaker, supporting Northumbrian Water and Essex & Suffolk Water’s vital work.
We are also open to support our commercial customers and we have seen increased demand from certain sectors, especially those that provide support to the NHS.
We are reviewing the situation regularly and we aim to take a balanced approach, maintaining capacity for our public health and NHS related work while still accommodating the needs of our commercial customers.
If you have work that you’d like to submit please contact our Laboratory Customer Team on 0191 296 8366 or
The team are currently working from home to help limit social contacts but they will be happy to help you from 9am to 5pm every weekday.
Telephone: 0191 296 8366 / 0870 320 4567
We are open to take calls 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
Call Costs - Standard network charges apply however charges from some networks or mobile phones may vary. Calls may be monitored or recorded in order to improve service quality and for staff training.
Fax: 0191 296 8535
A member of the Customer Team based at Howdon will respond to your email between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
Addresses and location maps for our laboratories are detailed below: