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Water sampling & UKAS analysis

Microbiological & Legionella Testing

Do I need Microbiological Sampling?

  • Domestic water systems are supplied with water fit to drink, so ACoP L8 advices that regular microbiological sampling is not required.
  • Where potable (drinking water) water is stored, BS6700 sets out a regime where 6 monthly microbiological activity is measured.
  • ACoP L8 recommends that sampling for Legionella should be carried out when: 
    1. Systems treated with biocide where storage and distribution temperatures are outside acceptable parameters
    2. In systems where the control measures are not consistently achieved
    3. Where a Legionella outbreak is suspected
    4. High risk areas where the users of water systems are in a highly susceptible category e.g. hospital wards with immunologically compromised patients


What is involved during Microbiological sampling?

• WMS can test for over 50 different types of microbiological activity and water chemistry analysis.

• An engineer will visit your site, undertaking an audit of the water system to determine the appropriate number of samples to take and their locations.
• On some occasions samples can be tested on site, but microbiological samples need to be incubated, so they are taken to our UKAS accredited laboratory for analysis.



Contact us today & find out how we can help you!

We can provide you with our expert advice along with a free no-obligation quotation.

Why Choose Water Management Services?

What Our Clients Say...

"We booked at short notice to chlorinate 3 new KFC restaurants. We found the company to be very professional, with great communication and the laboratory results came back within three working days. Altogether, exceptional service and a company that we would definitely recommend."

Samantha Evans, Ashworth UK, Swansea

"We used water management services to carry out the chlorination of the new 63mm water main system at a new primary school in Scotland, they provided a great services carried out in a professional manner, all in all an excellent service, will enjoy working with them on future projects."

S, Rainey – JBE Mechanical services (Ireland)

"Water Management Services replaced our old galvanised steel water tanks that was about to burst with new GRP tanks, the work took 3 days from start to finish, never have I met a team that puts so much effort into thier work.

Exceptional company with a dedicated team, would definitely recommend them."

Sir D. Evans – Kensington London

Company Accreditations

Water Management Services holds the following company accreditations listed below.


Contact Us

Our team are City & Guilds qualified and are very helpful and will be able to give you all the help and advice that you require. If you would like to arrange a site visit then please get in touch with us today by phone, email or via our contact form.


Tel: 0333 355 1875



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Water Management Services (Midlands) Limited

92A Lichfield Street



B79 7QF

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