Find out more information on working hours and sample turnaround at NWSS over the festive period.
NWSS will be experiencing a full system outage 18/07/2019 due to urgent maintenance work required on network links.
We are pleased to share the results of our 2018 Customer Satisfaction Survey with you, the results of the survey were very positive with the following noteworthy headlines:
NWSS hosted a Private Water Supply (PWS) training event for local authorities on May 14th, receiving great feedback so far.
Northumbrian Water Scientific Services have produced a series of training videos to help local authorities improve their potable water sampling technique.
NWSS were pleased to attend and exhibit at RHE′s biennial PWS conference in Birmingham on 24th April 2018.
Dr. Ian Barnabas is the Scientific Support Laboratory Manager for Northumbrian Water Scientific Services. Ian will be presenting at the forthcoming two day Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA) seminar at the SCI in London.
In December last year we distributed our 2017 Customer Satisfaction Survey, which ran until January. We are now pleased to share these results with you.
NWSS attended the recent Health & Hygiene in Pools conference, jointly hosted by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group and the Royal Society for Public Health.
At Scientific Services we want to improve our environmental performance in all areas, including the performance of our landholdings.
We have now held UKAS accreditation for a continuous period of a quarter of a century.
Scientific Services Laboratories attended the AQE show in Telford in May 2017. We manned a joint stand with colleagues from our Commercial Operations Air Emissions Team.
For the past four years the courtyard garden at our Howdon laboratory has been visited each Spring by a mother duck, several baby ducks arriving shortly thereafter.
In December last year we distributed our 2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey, which ran until January and we are pleased to share these results with you.
The Calvert Trust is a charity that enables people with physical, learning and behavioural disabilities to enjoy outdoor activities.
On 3rd November we hosted a Private Water Supply (PWS) training event for RH Environmental. The course focussed on the recent updates to the PWS Regulations which were issued in June of this year.
The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) have issued four new pieces of legislation for the regulation of public and private water supplies in England and Wales.
To supplement our capabilities for dioxin and PCB analysis we have recently invested £250,000 in a new instrument which provides greater reliability and sensitivity.
We spent an excellent day as an exhibitor and presenter at the RHE Private Water Supplies (PWS) Workshop & Conference on 18th May.
We are pleased to report that we have successfully completed our recent audit by AFNOR to assess our continued compliance with the ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditation standards.
On 8th March 2016 our Scientific Support Laboratory Manager, Dr Ian Barnabas, chaired a national meeting of UK laboratories to discuss sample stability.
In November last year we distributed our 2015 Customer Satisfaction Survey, which ran until January and we are pleased to share these results with you.
We are delighted to have won the NIW tender (CC770) for the provision of analytical services on potable and waste waters.
Northumbrian Water Scientific Services are pleased to announce the launch of our new, free, DWI approved automated report for Private Water Supply Returns.
Our Scientific Support Laboratory Manager, Dr. Ian Barnabas, attended the International ISO TC 147 Water Quality meeting held in June in Philadelphia, USA.
Contracts Officer Anthony Wilson has passed his Master′s degree in Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring with distinction.
Andrea Greally and Richard Stott, Team Leaders at our water supply microbiology laboratory at Horsley, have achieved Chartered Biologist status with the Society of Biology.
In November we distributed our 2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey. This ran until January and produced the following very positive results:
Welcome to the new Northumbrian Water Scientific Services website. On these pages you′ll find a wealth of information about our laboratories, our capabilities, our company values and our approach to our work.
A new Thermo TSQ8000 Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS system has been installed in our Howdon laboratory.
Ian Barnabas (Scientific Support Laboratory Manager) recently attended a CEN European standardisation meeting held in Oslo, Norway, representing the UK on behalf of the British Standards Institute (BSI).
In June our Microbiology Laboratory at Horsley was granted UKAS accreditation for the Filta-Max xpress® method for the analysis of Cryptosporidium.
On the 6th September 127 children will run in the Junior Great North Run 2014 to support their friend Oliver and raise money for CLIC Sargent.
Saturday 7th June saw members of Scientific Services from the North and South join forces in the Lake District to take part in WaterAid′s 200 Peak Challenge.