Getting your tap water tested?

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Getting your tap water tested?

Postby phil_euro » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:17 am

Does anyone know of a lab in Spain that you can send your tap water to to get tested? Or somewhere else in Europe that accepts samples for testing?

Thanks!

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Re: Getting your tap water tested?

Postby probe » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:42 pm

Are you looking for bacterial content or mineral content or both?

I've recently had mine tested prior to having a water-softener system and reverse osmosis unit installed. The guy who installed the system arranged the testing and so I would be happy to put you in touch.

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Re: Getting your tap water tested?

Postby phil_euro » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:03 pm

Sure, thanks (though it does seem a bit of a conflict of interest to have the person who wants to sell you a system determine whether you need the system!)

I am down the Gibraltar end... so hopefully they will come this far over.

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Re: Getting your tap water tested?

Postby chrissiehope » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:29 pm

I think there are lots of labs - we had our water tested a few years ago, and it went to a lab the local town.

Can you google for them ?
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Re: Getting your tap water tested?

Postby bob » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:46 pm

Try your local pharmacy. They usually supply sterilized bottles with which to take the sample.

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Re: Getting your tap water tested?

Postby phil_euro » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:28 pm

If I knew what to google for I would! Any suggestions? 'Analisis de aqua' returns only reports, not companies doing it.

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Re: Getting your tap water tested?

Postby Jool » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:19 pm

It is normally done by the local farmacias, just let them know what you want them to test for or ask for a full analysis

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Re: Getting your tap water tested?

Postby White Horse » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:08 pm

Tap water is checked regularly by the government. You can see the results at this website.
http://sinac.msc.es/sinac/ciudadano/Ind ... oAction.do

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Re: Getting your tap water tested?

Postby Mowser » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:35 pm

It would be an idea if posters mentioned roughly where they lived (under location).
There's a water testing facility in Frigiliana.
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Re: Getting your tap water tested?

Postby Jool » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:41 pm

If you think there is a problem with your water you are much better off getting the water independently tested via the farmacia, not that I am suggesting results or statistics are fiddled here in Spain or anything like that.......

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Re: Getting your tap water tested?

Postby phil_euro » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:25 pm

Thanks everybody!
I am going to try the farmacia route and see how that goes.


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