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Water Testing Services in Devon

If you have your own water supply from a well, spring or borehole then we can provide laboratory analysis to assess the quality of the water you are drinking. Get in touch with us at Oakwater Laboratories, for expert advice today.

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Water Testing Laboratory in Devon

A Reliable & Professional Service

We are a specialist water testing laboratory based in Devon, covering the whole of the South West of England. Founded and run by Nigel Cauchois, who has over 44 years of experience in the water testing industry, we are able to offer the highest level of expertise in a very specialist area.

If you have your own water source which requires one-off or regular testing, we can offer a cost-effective, efficient, and comprehensive water testing solution for private and commercial purposes. Please feel free to contact us for specialist advice by using the contact form below to book your test in today.

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Why use us?

Over 44 years of experience

Broad range of tests available

Friendly, personal advice

Efficient turn-around times

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For All Your Water Testing Needs

Oakwater Laboratories was founded in 2014 by Nigel Cauchois, who is a water analyst with over 44 years of experience in the industry. After graduating from Leeds University in 1976, he worked in the Public Health Laboratory in Manchester until 1978, when he moved to Exeter to work for Tickle and Reynolds at 83 Heavitree Road. In September 2014 he began trading as Oakwater Laboratories because Braxton Reynolds was advancing in years and did not wish to continue water analysis. Based in Devon in the South West, we offer full UK wide coverage. 

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Water Services

We offer a range of bacteriological and analytical tests, and we take great pride in offering a personal service to help our clients get their testing done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Submit a sample request online or call for advice today on 01392 882 321.

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More About Our Services

  • We provide chemical analysis and bacteriological examination facilities to establish suitability of private water supplies.

  • We work with domestic, farming, building construction, brewing and other uses.

  • Let us advise on what treatment is necessary to bring water supply to an acceptable standard.

  • We can investigate problems of discolouration, corrosion, or complaint of taste and odour.

  • We examine ground waters, cellar waters and other ingress waters to identify sources.

  • We do checks on hotels, nursing homes, pools, and bath/showering facilities with legionella testing if required.

  • We are independent – we don’t sell equipment and we have no advantage in finding anything wrong with your water.

  • We can draw on a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from years of working in the consultancy business.

  • Our knowledgeable staff are well-trained to give advice and guidance following analysis.

  • We can provide advice to water engineers as required.

  • Our reports are readily understood and will enable you to approach water engineers with confidence.

  • Your results are confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone else without your written permission.

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Water testing is a highly specialised and regulated area, and we have the kind of experience and knowledge you can have confidence in. For advice and information about our services, or to send us a water sample, please get in touch today.

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Opening Times

Weekend & Evening Appointments Available By Request

Monday: 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday: 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 16:30
Friday: 09:00 - 16:30
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


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Landline: 01392 882 321

1 Parsonage Street, Bradninch, Exeter, Devon, EX5 4NW

Mobile: 07969 834921

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