Water Testing

The best way to be certain about the quality of your water is to have it tested. When testing water:

  • Rinse meters and container in water to be tested. Read off numbers taking note of units.
  • Stock bores can be tested on freshly pumped water at the trough.
  • Bores should be monitored at regular intervals (monthly or quarterly), for example March, June, September and December.
  • EC meters are relatively inexpensive and available at various water equipment dealers.
  • EC and pH measurements can be undertaken free of charge at many Primary Industries (PIRSA) locations.