Water & Wastewater Analysis for Businesses, Industry & Local Authorities 

TelLab has a 30-year track-record, carrying out environmental analysis for compliance with local and national guidelines at industrial and commercial sites, as well as for local authorities and national regulators.

We are ISO 9001 certified (view certificate here ), and our Environmental Laboratory is accredited for chemical analysis by INAB – the Irish National Accreditation Board – to standard ISO 17025.

We also operate a microbiology laboratory for the microbial analysis of fresh and effluent water.

We carry out surface water, groundwater and effluent discharge analysis for

We also perform Bergerhoff dust monitoring analysis.

Tailor-made service

Our service is tailor-made for our customers. If you require a special reporting format or a fast turnaround time on samples, we can help. On-request results can be issued in less than 48 hours (surcharge may apply).

We can provide sampling containers if you wish to carry out the sampling yourself.

Alternatively, our experienced environmental service engineers can collect samples from your facility on a nationwide basis. All our service engineers hold Safe Pass and Quarry Pass accreditation and are fully qualified in manual handling.

Chain of Custody forms for all samples can be downloaded here.

All samples are tested by our team of qualified experienced laboratory analysts. All completed analysis reports are reviewed by the Department Lead Chemist prior to returning results to the client.

INAB Accredited Tests Provided

View our INAB ISO 17025 accreditation certificate and list of INAB Accredited Tests here

*ISO 17025 is the main standard used by testing and calibration laboratories. There are many commonalities with ISO 9001 standard, but ISO 17025 adds the concept of competence to the equation and it applies directly to those companies that produce testing and calibration results.

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Contact the sales office today for a quote: Phone: 059 91 52881 Email: sales@tellab.ie

Trade Effluent Discharge Licence 

Trade effluent is any liquid waste (other than domestic wastewater and storm water) that is discharged from a business premises to the public sewers. Trade effluent may contain materials such as fats, oils and grease, chemicals, detergents, heavy metal rinses or food waste.

Under Section 16 of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Act 1977 (as amended), an individual or business may not discharge a trade effluent to the sewer except in accordance with a licence issued under these regulations.

Licences for discharges to waters are issued by the local authorities while licences for discharges to sewers have been issued by Irish Water, in consultation with local authorities, since January, 2014.

Typically, the following establishments or premises should have a Trade Effluent Discharge to Sewer Licence:

  • Premises where manufacturing or processing of chemicals or metal finishing takes place
  • Premises where food and drink manufacturing takes place
  • Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs
  • Caravan parks
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals
  • Salons (hair, beauty etc.)
  • Dentists
  • Launderettes & Dry Cleaners
  • Airports, bus and train stations
  • Restaurants, cafés and takeaways
  • Universities, colleges, amenity and heritage centres
  • Service stations and/or car wash

To discharge trade effluent to the sewer, you must apply for a Trade Effluent Discharge to Sewer Licence.

TelLab can help you fulfil your obligations under your Trade Effluent Discharge to Sewer Licence in three simple steps:

  • Our service engineer can take the sample for you. Alternatively you can send the sample into us directly (Samples must be with us within 24 hours)
  • Analysis is carried out in our INAB accredited laboratory
  • Results are issued to the company within 12 working days to assess compliance with section 4 and Section 16 of the company discharge licences.

To get a quotation for this suite of analysis, email sales@tellab.ie or phone + 353 59 91 52881.

Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control (IPPC) Licence

Governed by the Environmental Protection Agency, a system of Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) licensing came into effect in Ireland on 12 July 2004. The primary aims of IPPC licensing are to prevent or reduce emissions to air, water and land, to reduce waste and to use energy efficiently.

At TelLab, we can help you fulfil your IPPC licence obligations by analysing your surface water, groundwater and effluent water discharge.

Samples can be taken either by our qualified environmental service engineers using the correct PPE and following strict health & safety guidelines.

Samples collected must be returned to our environmental laboratory within 24 hours of the sample been collected. Failure to meet this time frame will require the sample to be retaken.

Contact the sales office today for a quote: Phone: 059 91 52881 Email: sales@tellab.ie

Bergerhoff Dust Monitoring

Bergerhoff Dust Monitoring must be carried out at many EPA-regulated  facilities around the country. These include licenced waste facilities, IPPC licenced facilities and also during the construction works of large-scale infrastructure projects.

The Bergerhoff dust method is a way of measuring air-bourne dust-fall occurring from man-made activities that may contribute to environmental adverse effects.

The monitoring involves leaving the jar outside in a fixed location for a period of 30 days, during which time any airborne particles are deposited into the jar along with rainfall.

After the 30 days, the jars are removed and brought back to our accredited laboratory for analysis. Here the samples are analysed using gravimetric and evaporative means to give a final result. We then provide a full report and interpretation of results in a format acceptable to the EPA and Local Authorities. This result is expressed as mg/m2/day.

Contact the sales office today for a quote: Phone: 059 91 52881 Email: sales@tellab.ie