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How to get water tested in the hospital?

  • 24-09-2020 3:26pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 521 ✭✭✭ Morby


    Just wondering is it still possible to get your water tested in the hospital and how does one go about arranging this?


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Moved out from old thread


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,519 ✭✭✭ GalwayGrrrrrl


    Contact the Public Analyst Laboratory to check. They used to conduct water testing, not sure if they are doing it at the moment. http://www.publicanalyst.com/about_us/the_laboratories/public_analysts_laboratory_galway


  • Registered Users Posts: 356 ✭✭ NellyBellyJelly


    Morby wrote: »
    Just wondering is it still possible to get your water tested in the hospital and how does one go about arranging this?

    Came on to check if anyone else had really cloudy water coming out of their taps too since last night. Was yours the same OP?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭ Sniipe


    Came on to check if anyone else had really cloudy water coming out of their taps too since last night. Was yours the same OP?

    Cloudy water in the headford road area.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 145 ✭✭ LostDuck


    Temporary cloudy water is generally just air from the mains being shut for works then reopened. Let it sit in a glass and it should clear in a few mins.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,274 ✭✭✭ Cheshire Cat


    Came on to check if anyone else had really cloudy water coming out of their taps too since last night. Was yours the same OP?

    Ours isn't cloudy but smells like a swimming pool. They seem to have upped the amount of chlorine considerably (City West)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,201 ✭✭✭ Man with broke phone


    Theres a place in ballycollin industrial estate my company used to use but I cant remember the name.

    There is plenty of places around though just google water testing dublinor whatever county you are in.

    You just fill a couple of tubes and drop it in to them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 50 benji2006


    You need to call in to the lab, at the back of the mortuary, and collect the official plastic bottles. It costs 36 euro per test, and you can pay by phone using credit card (or in an office in the hospital somewhere) . After payment, they give you receipt number to put on the form and the bottle. Results will be posted out to you in 2 to 3 days.

    (I suppose you could bring the sample with you to save making two journeys, but you would need to be careful not to contaminate the sample before transferring it into the official bottle)

    This testing is for ecoli...not sure who does more extensive testing for other contaminants.


  • Registered Users Posts: 589 ✭✭✭ Private Joker


    CLS on the tuam road will do a full audit on a sample https://cls.ie/
    it's not cheap at around 600 euros but that will give you results for everything.


  • Registered Users Posts: 609 ✭✭✭ ingalway


    benji2006 wrote: »
    You need to call in to the lab, at the back of the mortuary, and collect the official plastic bottles. It costs 36 euro per test, and you can pay by phone using credit card (or in an office in the hospital somewhere) . After payment, they give you receipt number to put on the form and the bottle. Results will be posted out to you in 2 to 3 days.

    (I suppose you could bring the sample with you to save making two journeys, but you would need to be careful not to contaminate the sample before transferring it into the official bottle)

    This testing is for ecoli...not sure who does more extensive testing for other contaminants.
    The other Lab at the Hospital - Public Analyst's Laboratory
 - do the testing for chemicals rather than microbes. They charge €100.


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