MidCoast Water Services Laboratory

The MidCoast Water Services Laboratory offers a range of services which are available to the general community.

Analysis and reporting on a broad range of samples can be undertaken, including the following:

  • Potable water
  • Groundwater
  • Leachate
  • Oyster and pippi flesh

Analysis can be provided for the purposes of licensing and regulatory compliance, public health and safety requirements, operational monitoring and environmental monitoring requirements.


MidCoast Water Services Laboratory offers a field sampling and analysis service for a range of sample types, including potable water, groundwater, leachate from landfills and environmental samples.

Samples can also be delivered to the laboratory either directly by clients or courier services. Advice on the storage and transportation of samples can be provided upon request.


Where certain analysis cannot be undertaken at our laboratory we can manage the outsourcing of this work. Such outsourcing is managed entirely by the MidCoast Water Services Laboratory from identifying a suitable laboratory through to data quality, turnaround times and the reporting of results.

MidCoast Water Services Laboratory staff provide a written quotation and ensure that all analyses are performed to the appropriate detection limits and required time-frames before issuing a confidentiality-assured final report.

We review our performance on engagements regularly to help us monitor and improve our service to our customers.

Quality assurance

MidCoast Water Services Laboratory is accredited by NATA (12902) for technical competence in Chemical (14262) and Biological (12895) testing in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. The laboratory employs a comprehensive quality control program covering all facets of sample preparation, analysis and reporting. The quality control programs are a significant component of our work and underpin the quality of results issued to clients.

Management system

MidCoast Water Services Laboratory's computerised system (LIMS) coordinates all sampling, validates results, monitors quality control, tracks turnaround times, and produces sample reports.

National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA)

MidCoast Water Services Laboratory is accredited by NATA.

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Contact us

MidCoast Water Services Laboratory is located at 299 Bootawa Dam Road, Bootawa. The postal address is PO Box 671 Taree NSW 2430

We can be contacted on 1300 133 455.