Bore water testing

There is no legal water quality testing needed for private water bores. 

It is up to you to keep track of your water quality.

You should test water quality after bore construction, before the water is used, and each year after that. 

Tests for bacteria, nitrate and trace metals should be done by an accredited water analysis laboratory.

If you are operating a business that provides drinking water you must make sure the water is safe to drink.

NT water analysis laboratories

You can contact any of these accredited water analysis laboratories to test your bore water.

Northern Territory Environmental Laboratories - Darwin

Phone: (08) 8947 0510

Berrimah Farm - Darwin

For chemical testing phone: (08) 8999 2194

For Bacto testing phone: (08) 8999 2347

AZRI Building - Alice Springs

For water microbiology phone: (08) 8951 8110

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Last updated: 25 July 2017