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Bore Water Analysis

Laboratory bore water analysis

It’s important for residents to be aware that bore water, also referred to as groundwater, is not subject to the same rigorous testing and treatment procedures as drinking water supplied by municipal utilities. Consequently, it can be vulnerable to various forms of contamination, both natural and human-induced.

Natural contaminants found in bore water include micro-organisms, while human-induced contaminants encompass a range of chemicals such as heavy metals, pesticides, hydrocarbons, nitrates, and even radioactive isotopes.

Despite its clear appearance, bore water should not be assumed safe for drinking or other purposes solely based on natural filtration processes that remove particulate matter from the ground. Therefore, it’s imperative for residents to take proactive measures to ensure the safety of their water supply.

Consider having your bore water tested regularly by reputable professionals to identify any potential contaminants and take appropriate actions to mitigate risks. By staying informed and proactive, residents can safeguard their health and well-being while utilising bore water for various purposes.

At Aldgate Pump Sales & Service we know ground water is not always safe. Even if it looks clear and tastes good. What about the things you can’t see and taste, like metals, pH and bacteria? A laboratory water analysis that will let you know the real quality of your water. Once you have a water analysis, let us recommend a system for you.

Applications include:


Testing rain water for unhealthy organisms


Testing ground water (dam and bore etc)


Getting the most out of your bore water

* Please note these water tests are not applicable for pool water


There are three types of water analysis

Done by Aldgate Pump Sales & Service

A basic test done in store, suitable for non-potable water. We test for: pH, TDS, Electrical Conductivity, Iron and Hardness. This test is perfect for ground water analysis. If irregularities are shown, further chemical testing may be required. If there is any chance of human consumption, chemical and biological testing should be performed.


A laboratory chemical test will give a detailed analysis including pH, Hardness, Iron, Copper, Chlorides, Sulphates, Lead, Sodium, Electrical Conductivity and more. This test is for potable (drinking) water. Samples may need to be collected in specific bottles for testing depending on the agency. Aldgate Pumps do not do this type of testing. See below for a recommendation. 


A laboratory biological test will test for the presence of coliforms and bacteria including Ecoli. Samples must be taken in a specific bottle and reach the laboratory within 24 hours of sample taken. Contact your local water testing laboratory for more information. Please note: If the water is for drinking (potable) purpose, then a biological analysis should be undertaken. Aldgate Pumps do not do this type of testing. See below for a recommendation.


A Laboratory Test for Chemical and Biological testing of your bore and rain water.

A good option is Apal in Hindmarsh, Adelaide 5007. Visit for more information.  Once the analysis has been completed, bring it to Aldgate Pumps for evaluation.

Aldgate Pump Sales & Service can then recommend a water system test procedure to get the most out of your water. Whether it’s for potable (drinking) water, stock or simply for irrigation. Contact an Aldgate Pumps Sales person on (08) 8339 6577 for details on our water analysis procedure.