EPA reports creches, nursing homes and hotels using their own wells for drinking water could pose a serious health risk

An EPA report focusing on the quality of private water supplies in Ireland has found that the quality of drinking water in private supplies remains poorer than that in public supplies. The report, released today, also shows that monitoring of private supplies remains inadequate.  

Commenting on the findings, Dr Tom Ryan, Director of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement, said that he was concerned about the continuing poor quality of drinking water in private supplies serving commercial or public activities such as crèches, nursing homes and hotels.

“The consumption of water of unknown quality poses a serious health risk to consumers, particularly vulnerable people such as the young and elderly,” Dr Ryan warned.

The only way to tell if your drinking water is safe is by having it tested at a certified laboratory. Harmful bacteria, parasites and viruses are invisible to the naked eye, so water that looks and tastes good may not necessarily be safe to drink.

TelLab is an INAB Accredited Environmental Laboratory and can perform drinking water analysis  for well grants as well as to assess the general quality of your water. We provide a full service of supplying bottles, carrying out all analysis and providing a full explanation of drinking water results.


To have your drinking water tested:

  • Call us for a quote on 059 91 52881 or email us
  • Call our office or fill out the online contact form for your FREE Sample Bottle test kit (All kits come with instructions and a form to be completed before submitting your samples)
  • Fill the bottles, complete the form and return to TelLab within 6 hours
  • Pay onsite via credit card, cheque or cash
  • Sample results will be issued within 12 working days. Reports are issued in electronic and hard copy format.


For further information, visit  http://tellab.ie/environmental-analysis/



T.E. Laboratories in the news

The Irish Times reports on T.E. Laboratories (TelLab) winning funding under the EU LIFE programme and Enterprise Ireland’s IP Plus programme.

Read the article here



Take you MLA training to the next level 

Take your lubrication and oil analysis techniques and credentials to the next level with our MLA Level II training course.

 5 to 7 February 2019, at T.E Laboratories Ltd, Tullow, Co Carlow.

This three-day interactive training course will help you to:

✓ Monitor the condition of transformers through regular oil analysis
✓ Define and implement an adequate program of oil analysis to monitoring the condition of transformers
✓ Understand and interpret oil analysis reports
✓ Implement a maintenance programme
✓ Meet your quality goals
✓ Ensure compliance with ISO9001/ ISO55000
✓ Register and take ICML Exam on day four (optional)

Cost: Super early bird booking discount fee of €950, €1,150 thereafter.

For more information, contact John McGrath on +353 (0) 59 91 52881 or email jmcgrath@tellab.ie

Getting the most from your HACH | 8 November 2018

Water analysis training event at T.E. Laboratories, Tullow, Co Carlow

• Improve your staff’s water analysis techniques, using HACH
• For more efficient & accurate environmental monitoring and reporting in support of your licensing obligations
• One-day course, with hands-on training by experienced practitioners
• Cost per course: €495.00 per attendee. Discount available for multiple bookings.

Through our ISO ISO17025 accredited environmental laboratory at T.E. Laboratories (TelLab), we have decades of experience analysing water for industry, local authorities and consumers. Based on our expertise, we have developed this training course to show your staff how to use their HACH spectrophotometer to achieve consistent and accurate results. By understanding the fundamentals, participants will come away with improved techniques, enabling them to support more efficient and accurate water-quality monitoring and testing programmes, supporting your organisation’s licensing obligations.

Cost per course: €495.00 per attendee. Discount available for multiple bookings.

Contact: John McGrath, T: 059 9152881, E: jmcgrath@tellab.ie

T.E. LABORATORIES, Loughmartin Business Park, Tullow, R93 N529 County Carlow

Reliability Ireland 2019 to take place in Fota Island, Cork

Great News! Reliability Ireland is back 26-27 March 2019 at Fota Island Resort, Cork.

After the huge success of Reliability Ireland 2017 and Reliability UK 2018, T.E Laboratories will host another conference for reliability, maintenance and asset management engineers in 2019. More information is available on our website www.reliabilityireland.ie or you can follow us on LinkedIn for all the latest news & updates.

TelLab to Bring Reliability & Maintenance Conference to Manchester, 26 September

Following the success of its Reliability Ireland conferences in 2016 and 1017,  Carlow-based TelLab is to bring the conference format to Manchester this September.

Reliability UK  is geared towards UK and Irish reliability, maintenance and asset management professionals in industry, power generation and mobile fleet operations.  It is billed for Manchester’s iconic Old Trafford stadium on Wednesday 26 September, 2018. The keynote speaker is Formula One industry analyst Mark Gallagher, Founder and CEO of Performance Insights.

The Reliability UK conference  will  share best practice approaches across a spectrum of reliability tools from lubrication, laser alignment and reliability modelling right through to training, human observation and teamwork. Speakers will also address reliability from business and corporate social responsibility perspectives.

Engineers in industry and subject matter experts will talk about the latest developments in condition monitoring, including ultrasound, vibration monitoring and thermal analysis. In addition, an exhibition area will be dedicated to suppliers, showcasing their latest products and services, designed to optimise asset lifetime and uptime.

There will also be networking opportunities to make contacts with industry peers. Delegates will be invited to participate in F1/Top Gear style simulated racing car challenges for the fastest lap, and there will be an optional tour of Manchester United’s iconic home stadium.

Register now at https://reliabilityuk.co.uk/


New NSAI ISO 9001:2015 Cert

We are pleased to announce that I.S. EN ISO 9001:2015 has been granted to T.E. Laboratories Ltd. by NSAI. View our certificate here.

TelLab receives new accreditation status!

T.E. Laboratories is delighted to announce that our 17025 scope of accredited testing has been expanded to include Chemical Oxygen Demand, Total Phosphorous, Ammonia and Suspended Solids.

ChemCatcher comes to TelLab

TE Labs have collaborated with the University of Portsmouth for the production and supply of a unique passive sampling device which monitors a wide variety of pollutants in water.

Please visit www.tellab.ie/chemcatcher for more details on this product (or alternatively click here for more info)

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