Mackay Water and Waste Laboratory Services
Quality scientific and analytical water and wastewater testing for the general public, local government, business and industry.
Mackay Water and Waste Laboratory Services is an established, National Association of Testing Authority (NATA) accredited environmental laboratory focused on sampling and analysing water quality. The laboratory is centrally located on Nebo Road in Mackay and offers a range of tests designed for rainwater tanks and bores, up to large reticulated water systems.
They also undertake analytical chemistry and microbiology testing to determine the environmental quality of wastewater and effluent, as well as run-off and leachates from landfill sites.
Summary of services
|Water Sample||Typical Analyses|
|Drinking - from bores, tanks, town water supply||pH, alkalinity, turbidity, true colour, total dissolved salts, metals, nutrients, TOC, E. coli, total coliforms and plate count|
|Irrigation – from bores, spear pumps and recycled water||pH, total dissolved salts, iron, salinity, hardness, conductivity, sulphate, nutrients, E. coli, thermotolerant coliforms and plate count|
|Recreational – swimming pools and spas||pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness, chlorine, total dissolved salts, conductivity, nutrients, metals, E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, plate count|
|Wastewater domestic – from onsite sewage systems, sailing boats, septic tanks and municipal sewage system||BOD, COD, suspended solids, chlorine, pH, nutrients, Enterococci and thermotolerant coliforms|
|Wastewater industrial – from trade waste||COD, suspended solids, pH, nutrients, metals, oil and grease|
|Landfill - from bores and leachate ponds||pH, alkalinity, turbidity, REDOX, total solids, metals, nutrients, gas monitoring.|
|Environmental – from waterway discharge and stormwater||BOD, pH, alkalinity, turbidity, total dissolved salts, metals, nutrients, TOC, E. coli, total coliforms and Enterococci.|