Richmond Water Laboratories

Environmental Analysis - Water Sampling - Data Management

218- 232 Molesworth Street, Lismore NSW 2480

PO Box 230 Lismore NSW 2480
Business Summary
Richmond Water Laboratories (RWL) is an established, NATA-accredited environmental laboratory focused on sampling, testing and analysing water quality.
About Us

Richmond Water Laboratories (RWL) is an environmental laboratory focused in the analysis of water quality. Situated in Lismore, in the Northern Rivers of NSW, RWL are positioned to provide quick and accurate analysis for all water testing throughout the state.

Specialising in analysing water to assess drinking water quality, RWL offer a range of tests.

WL offer a range of tests designed for rainwater tanks, bores, up to large reticulated water systems. RWL also tests the environmental characteristics of waste water and effluent, as well as run off and leachates from contaminated and landfill sites. Our advanced LIMS reporting system, enabling registered clients to track sample progress and results, is especially helpful for our council clients.

With a strong focus on quality, RWL has NATA accreditation for over 60 water, wastewater and soil tests. The integrity of our environmental analysis is enhanced by employing a full time NATA certified sampling officer.

RWL is a business unit of Rous Water, and is located in the heart of Lismore’s CBD.

Operating since 2000, Richmond Water Laboratories takes pride in the part it plays in assuring the quality of our most precious resource.


Richmond Water Laboratories are accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) for over 60 individual water, wastewater and soil analyses, including sampling. A condition of this accreditation is that RWL methods and processes are independently audited, allowing greater assurance in the integrity and reliability of results.

Rainwater Tank

While it makes sense to harvest the clean, purified water which falls out of the sky, there are a number of factors which can compromise the quality of this water. The following fact sheet from the NSW Department of Health may be useful for maintaining rainwater tanks

What We Do

Richmond Water Laboratories provide comprehensive support for clients seeking to determine the quality and characteristics of a water sample. Whether it is sampling, testing or data management, RWL are ready to assist with professional help or advice. We specialise in:

  • Sampling of all water types
  • Analysis of water for drinking and domestic use
  • Analysis of sewage and trade waste
  • Analysis of bore and saline waters
  • Testing for soil elements
  • Data management