WATER TESTING

A market leader in the water testing field, Set Point Water Laboratory has proven to be every customer’s choice when it comes to the analysis of ground, surface, drinking, waste and processed water.

We serve a large customer base from private individuals who might be concerned with their borehole water quality and municipal water supply to, water industry consultants, water boards, water treatment companies, mines, wet industries, Local, Provincial and National Government as well as other laboratories that require our analytical laboratory services. 

 

Various internationally recognised techniques such as Photometric, Electrometric, Colorimetric, Gravimetric, ICP-OES and ICP-MS and Enzyme Substrates are used to obtain the best possible results in Chemical and Microbiological analysis of water. 

Tests and analysis offered include: 

  • Drinking water analysis

  • Wastewater analysis 

  • Surface water analysis (irrigation, river, pool etc.) 

  • Ground and borehole water analysis 

  • Inorganic water analysis 

  • Physicochemical analysis 

  • Organic water analysis 

  • Microbiological analysis 

  • Hydrocarbon analysis 

  • Metal analysis 

Customers can expect: 

  • Friendly and professional advice on testing recommendations

  • Accurate results

  • Quick turn-around time

  • Competitive prices 

  • User-friendly reports

  • Identify possible water pollution

  • Identify microbial contaminants

Why should you get your water tested?

  • Increased demand for water results in a higher possibility of contamination

  • Identify water treatment equipment required

  • Identify what your water is suitable for

  • Identify poor water taste and odour

 

DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS

Drinking water analysis is recommended monthly. While suppliers of drinking water maintain high standards of quality, external contaminants can affect your drinking water. 

 

Set Point Laboratories is a SANAS Accredited Testing Laboratory ISO 17025:2017, No: T 2203 

 

Drinking water analysis per SANS 241 – 2015 

 

Drinking water analysis for purified bottled water plants per SANS 1657. This is regulated by the Department of Health, which has set standards of purity and safety for the industry. 

  • Operational determinants; turbidity, pH and Aluminium (Al) 

  • Health determinants; free Chlorine (Cl2), Monochloramine (NH2Cl), Nitrate (NO3-), Nitrite (NO-), Nitrate-Nitrite Ratio, Sulphate (SO42-), Fluoride (F-), Antimony (Sb), Arsenic (As), Barium (Ba), Boron (B), Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr), Cobalt (Co), Copper (Cu), Cyanide (CN-), Iron (Fe), Lead (Pb), Manganese (Mn), Mercury (Hg), Nickel (Ni), Selenium (Se), Uranium (U), Vanadium (V), Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Chloroform (CHCl3), Bromoform (CHBr3), Dibromochloromethane (CHBr2Cl), Bromodichloromethane (CHBrCl2), Microcystin, and Trihalomethane ratio 

Parameters tested include:

  • Microbiological determinants; E.coli, Total Coliforms, Total Plate Counts, Legionella, Faecal Coliforms, Faecal Streptococci, Cytopathogenic viruses, protozoans, Somatic coliphages and Cholera 

  • Physical/aesthetic determinants; pH, conductivity, Total Suspendid Solids (TSS), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), colour, odour, taste turbidity, free Chlorine and Monochloramine NH2Cl.  

  • Chemical Determinants-Micro Determinants; Sulfate (SO4-), Ammonia (NH3), Chloride (Cl-), Sodium (Na), Zinc (Zn), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), and Phenols (-OH)

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WASTE WATER ANALYSIS

Wastewater analysis is required before discharge to maintain and reach sustainable environmental standards. This allows for, determination of the wastewater treatment necessary to reach this standard.

 

Our analysis is done per municipal by-laws. Industrial, sewage, and mine effluent water testing is done following municipal by-laws, DWS and Department of Environmental Affairs standards. 

Our standard Industrial Effluent analysis consists of but is not limited to: pH, conductivity, alkalinity, Total Suspendid Solids (TSS), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Ammonia (NH3), Phosphates (PO3−), Chloride (Cl-), Sulphate (SO42-), Fluoride (F-), oils and grease, Total Cyanide (CN-), Phenols (-OH) and 32 Elements, in accordance to compliance with municipal by-laws, the National Water Act, Individual Permit and License Agreement. 

 

Our standard Sewage Plant Effluent analysis consists of but is not limited to: pH, Microbiological analysis, pH, conductivity, alkalinity, Total Suspended/Dissolved Solids (TSS), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Ammonia (NH3), Phosphates (PO3−), Chloride (Cl-), Sulphate (SO42-), Fluoride (F-), oils and grease, Total Cyanide (CN-), Phenols (-OH) and 32 Elements per DWS standards and Municipal by-laws 

Our standard Mining Effluent analysis consists of but, is not limited to heavy metal analysis, pH and conductivity and other Limitations in accordance to General Authorisation Limits (GAL) by Department of Environmental Affairs, Individual Permit and License Agreement, and Municipal By-laws.  

Irrigation, agricultural, water supply, river and pool etc. analysis is conducted following recommended parameters for required water (drinking, irrigation etc.). 

 

  • Irrigation and agricultural water analysis is conducted to ensure the preservation of soil fertility and recommended to follow GAP requirements. Water that does not fall within the GAP requirements can negatively impact the soil ecosystem as well as plant growth. These analysis consists of, but are not limited to; Sodium Absorption ratio, pH, minerals, conductivity, Manganese (Mg), Potassium (K), Calcium (Ca), and Sodium (Na), as per GAP standards 

  • River, lake and dam water analysis is conducted following National Water Act standards.

  • Pool and Spa water analysis is measured but, is not limited to; pH, chlorine, Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness. Cyanuric Acid levels should be tested for in outdoor pools which use chlorine.

SURFACE WATER ANALYSIS

Irrigation, agricultural, water supply, river and pool etc. analysis is conducted following recommended parameters for required water (drinking, irrigation etc.). 

 

Irrigation and agricultural water analysis is conducted to ensure the preservation of soil fertility and recommended to follow GAP requirements. Water that does not fall within the GAP requirements can negatively impact the soil ecosystem as well as plant growth. These analysis consists of, but are not limited to; Sodium Absorption ratio, pH, minerals, conductivity, Manganese (Mg), Potassium (K), Calcium (Ca), and Sodium (Na), as per GAP standards 

River, lake and dam water analysis is conducted following National Water Act standards.

Pool and Spa water analysis is measured but, is not limited to; pH, chlorine, Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness. Cyanuric Acid levels should be tested for in outdoor pools which use chlorine.

GROUND & BOREHOLE WATER ANALYSIS

Ground and borehole water can contain varying levels of contaminants. Microbes, metals and minerals play a role in the everyday water supply. 

 

While your water is clear, water analysis may reveal potentially harmful contaminants that would otherwise remain undetected. Bacteria are found in all-natural water systems. Most are harmless but, some can pose health risks. Corrosive elements found in water can damage plumbing as well as appliances, shortening their lifespan. Salts and metals found in water may be harmful. Natural leaching of pesticides and agricultural waste can contaminate underground systems 

 

Ground and borehole water analysis are required as groundwater can be contaminated by leaching of agricultural waste, leaking sewage and lines and natural geological systems. Borehole and groundwater analysis is conducted per compliance with client requirements; 

 

  • Drinking water analysis – SANS 241, recommended testing to be done seasonally or during high rainfall seasons as water table levels change. 

  • Irrigation water analysis – GAP requirements 

  • Drinking water analysis for purified bottled water plants is done per SANS 1657 

OTHER WATER

ANALYSIS

INORGANIC WATER ANALYSIS

Inorganic water analysis includes; metal screen, Total Suspendid Solids (TSS) and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

 

PHYSICOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS

The physicochemical analysis includes, but is not limited to; pH, conductivity, Total Suspendid Solids (TSS), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), hardness, Chemically Oxygen Demand (COD), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Alkalinity, Chlorides and Dissolved Oxygen (DO). 

 

ORGANIC WATER ANALYSIS

Organic water analysis includes, but is not limited to; Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Total petroleum Hydrocarbon, Trihalomethanes, Phenols, Microcystin

 

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS

The microbiological analysis includes, but is not limited to; E.coli, Total Coliforms, Total Plate Count, Legionella, Faecal Coliforms, Faecal Streptococci, and Cholera

 

METAL ANALYSIS

Metal analysis includes, but is not limited to; Lead (Pb), Chromium (Cr), Mercury (Hg), Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd), Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu), Antimony (Sb), Nickel (Ni), Selenium (Se), Aluminium (Al), Manganese (Mn), Iron (Fe), Sodium (Na), Phosphorus (P), Barium (Ba), Boron (B), Cobalt (Co), Molybdenum (Mo), Vanadium (V), Tin (Sn), Magnesium (Mg), Potassium (K), Calcium (Ca), Beryllium (Be), Titanium (Ti), Strontium (Sr), Thallium (Tl), and Silver (Ag)  

 

Services offered include the chemical analysis of:

  • Drinking water to test compliance with National Drinking Water Standards

  • Environmental mine and surface water to test compliance to National Water Act

  • Waste water, to test compliance to National Water Act as well as individual permit and licence agreement

  • Industrial effluent, to test compliance to Municipal by-laws

Customers can expect the following:

  • Friendly and professional advice on which tests to consider

  • Accurate results

  • Quick turnaround time

  • Competitive prices

  • User friendly reports

For a quick quotation on water testing and analytical laboratory solutions,  contact our highly qualified and friendly analysts who will not only assist you in selecting the appropriate tests but will advise you on water related problems and interpretation of results.

ABOUT US

Set Point Laboratories, a division of Synerlytic Services (Pty) Ltd, is an ISO 17025 accredited analytical chemistry lab. 

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