Sharing lab facitilies with South West Water

As we are part of the Pennon Group, our lab services are part of South West Water.

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We’re your experts on everything water

For over 35 years, our team of scientists in Exeter have been testing water across the South West to make sure it’s some of the best in the world.

Our laboratory has earned the DWTS, MCERTS and ISO17025:2017 accreditation, and supports a wide range of public and private enquiries. More than 2000 samples are tested every day.

If you would like to use our services, simply fill out the laboratory analysis form and we'll be in touch.

The kind of tests and services we offer

We carry out a wide range of chemical and microbiological tests, analysing samples from rivers, streams, water mains and customers’ taps. We test for microbiological organisms, metals, nutrients, radiochemistry, pesticides and insecticides.

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Our laboratory opening times

Our laboratory is open to receive samples between 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). Laboratory address: Scientific Services Laboratory Bridge Road Exeter EX2 7RZ

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What to do if you would like a sample tested

Where's our laboratory?

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Sample reception

Main laboratory entrance

Bottle store


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