Water Testing

The Shire of Nannup can undertake bacterial testing of your drinking water.

Microbiological sample results may show the potential for pathogens to be present in the water source and therefore determining if remedial action is required to improve water quality. Drinking water sources may include rainwater tanks, dams and bores. For costs related to bacterial water sampling, please refer to the Shire's fees & charges

Please note that food premises are required to provide a potable water supply and the Shire of Nannup undertakes a regular water sampling program for its food premises who do not have a reticulated water supply. There is currently no charge to these businesses for routine sampling however any additional requests for water sampling will incur the standard fee.

The Shire's Environmental Health Officer uses specialised containers to collect the samples therefore water samples brought into the office cannot be accepted. 

Water samples are sent to the PathWest Centre in Perth for testing with results usually available within a week. Once the results have been returned to the Shire of Nannup, they will be interpreted and compared with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. You will then be contacted by the Shire's Environmental Health Officer with the information and advice.

The Shire of Nannup will issue invoices for the water sampling service once the water has been collected.

For more information on drinking water quality, please refer to the Department of Health.