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