Queensland Water Directory Laboratory Services Unitywater

Provider Details Unitywater


Morayfield Laboratory – 67a Weier Road,  Morayfield, QLD, 4506.

Phone: 07 54318781. Email: labstaff@unitywater.com

Hours of business (for receipt of samples)
7:15am - 4:00pm M-F
Do you offer external laboratory services? Yes
Summary of the lab's accreditations/ QA processes

NATA accreditation complying to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in both the Biological and Chemical Fields of Testing and Sampling.

Analytical services provided - drinking water

Chemical and Microbiological analysis of reticulated water to comply with NHMRC guidelines. 


Other drinking water analysis parameters available upon consultation with laboratory staff. Full Scope of accreditation available on the NATA website at https://www.nata.com.au/

Analytical services provided - sewerage/ recycled water Physical Chemistry

Alkalinity , Available Chlorine, BOD (5 day), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Chlorine (Free\Total), Colour – Apparent/True, Conductivity, Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC), Cyanuric Acid, Dissolved Oxygen (DO) , Hardness – Total, pH, Solids – Suspended/ Total/Volatile/Fixed, Solids - Total Dissolved/Salinity/Evaporation, Temperature, Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Turbidity, UV Transmittance – Filtered/Unfiltered. Volatile Acids.


Ammonia (NH3 as N), Nitrate (NO3 as N), Nitrite (NO2 as N), Nitrite + Nitrate (NOx as N), Nitrogen - Total (TN as N), Phosphate - Reactive Free (PO4 as P), Phosphorus - Total (TP as P), Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Kjeldahl Phosphorus.


Sulfate (S042-), Chloride (Cl-), Fluoride (F-), Sulfide (S2-).


Calcium (Ca2+), Magnesium (Mg2+), Sodium (Na+), Potassium (K+).


1.Aluminium (Al),Arsenic (As), Boron (B), Barium (Ba), Beryllium (Be) Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr), Cobolt (Co), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Lead (Pb), Lithium (Li), Manganese (Mn), Mercury(Hg), Molybdenum (Mo), Nickel (Ni), Antimony (Sb), Selenium (Se), Strontium (Sr), Vanadium (V), Zinc (Zn).


Chlorophyll-a, Coliphage – Somatic, Coliphage – Male-specific (F-RNA), Clostridium perfringens (including spore forming Clostridium perfringens), E. coli, Total Coliforms, Thermotolerant (Faecal) Coliforms, Intestinal Enterococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Total Plate Count (HPC), Media preparation, Sampling.

Plans to offer further services or specialisations in future The laboratory will assess the need to expand the range of services currently offered in response to customer requirements. Possibilities include the rapid detection of pathogens.
Summary of pricing policy Fixed price for analysis. Price list available from laboratory.
Qualifications and experience of laboratory personnel All senior staff are degree qualified. Qualifications range from Bachelor of Science to PhD degrees in relevant fields.
Additional documentation Unitywater is wholly owned by the community through the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Regional Councils.

Unitywater winner of: 
  • AWA Queensland Program Undergraduate Water Prize, 2012
  • AWA Queensland Water Industry Woman of the Year, 2011
  • AWA Queensland Program Innovation Award Winner, 2011