Water Quality Sampling for Burdekin Residents
Council can provide water sampling services for residents of the Burdekin Shire who are not connected to town water and may rely on rainwater or borewater for their household water supply. These test will assist residents who may be concerned about the suitability of their water supply for human consumption.
Recently Council has acquired a microbiological water testing unit and can perform this testing in house. Other testing is performed by a third party.
The cost of water testing can be found in Council’s Fees and Charges by clicking on the link on this page.
Please note Council’s Officer will come on site to take the water sample as they have to sterilise the water tap and collect the sample in a sterile sample container therefore we CANNOT accept water samples over the counter.
After the officer takes the sample it is sent away for microbiological and chemical analysis testing and when the results are received a letter and information sheets will be forwarded to the customer. Microbiological tests take approximately one (1) week to get results back but the chemical analysis results take approximately one (1) month to come back.
To request a water sample test please contact Customer Service.