Why Test?

If your answer to any of the questions below is Yes we would advise you to get your water tested, Please contact us to find our more information or simply just order a water testing kit from us instead.

  • Have you recently had a New Baby?
  • Are you Pregnant?
  • Is your Tap Water Discolored?
  • Do you have your own Private Well?
  • Is it more than 12 months since you had your Last Water Test?
  • Find out more at the EPA's website. The Geological Survey of Ireland has mapped Groundwater Vulnerability in Ireland; see their interactive GIS groundwater viewer.

Test For What?

Environmental Laboratory Services Limited are the number one Drinking Water Testing Laboratory in Ireland that provides Independent Water Testing Services to comply with the EU Drinking Water Directive(DWD). We provide the following tests:

  • Private Well Water Test Kit
  • Home Test Kit
  • E.Coli Test Kit
  • Lead Test Kit

Click here for more details of these kits.

EPA Well Water Initiative

The EPA initiative is aimed at reducing the risk to public health from contamination of private well water supplies. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of cases of E.Coli reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in 2012 (up 100%) which continued in 2013. Ireland has the highest incident rate of E.Coli in Europe. Analysis of E.Coli cases by the HPSC has found that patients are up to 4 times more likely to have consumed untreated water from private wells.

Who are Environmental Laboratory Services?

Environmental Laboratory Services Ltd. (ELS Ltd) was established in 1998 and is the number one drinking water testing laboratory in Ireland that provides independent testing services to comply with the EU Drinking Water Directive (DWD).

Our growth stems from our dedication to excellent service, an unparalleled emphasis on quality and reliability and a clear understanding of the needs of our customers.

Recent News

Securing quality in water testing

Recent Eolas Magazine Article. More here.

Lead in Dublin Homes

Lead contamination levels up to 80 times the legal limit have been detected in drinking water in Dublin more here.

Grant Scheme for Lead Pipe Replacement

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER ALAN Kelly has today announced a grant will be introduced to help people replace pipes in their homes read more here...

How Does It Work?


You Order a Test Kit

Once you've decided what you want to test for, order the appopriate kit.

Next, take your sample. Just follow the instructions provided with the kit and send the sample back to us on the same day. What's in the kit?

Finally, post the samples back to us for analysis.


We Analyze

Samples are analyzed to deliver reliable and accurate results. All tests are carried out in a state-of-the–art dedicated EPA-approved water testing laboratory. We conduct the requisite tests in accordance with the EU Drinking Water Directive (DWD) and in compliance of International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005.


You Receive Results

A test cert will be issued within 10 days of sending the samples. The cert will show the test results as well as the maximum allowable limits for each test (where a limit is available), clearly indicating where results exceed EPA-recommended maximum levels.