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About Safe20

Safe2O is the reliable, easy way for you to find out whether your home drinking water is as safe as it should be for you and your family. Our simple home sampling water kit enables us to scientifically test your home drinking water and send you an easy to understand report, with suggested next steps, if required.

For any Customer Service Queries please contact 059 9721022

We offer, all in pricing, with free express postage including your sampling kit and easy to read report. All test results are reliable and completed by an INAB certified laboratory. The results of the tests we carry out will allow you to understand the quality of your drinking water, which could make you eligible for a local authority water grant.

We are a 100% Irish owned company and objective.

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What's inside the box?

  • Step by step home sampling instructions
  • 2 x 250ml sample bottles
  • Pair of gloves
  • One sterile wipe
  • Freepost package
  • Shipment

Who should have their water tested?

Private Well Owners

If your water comes from a private well or spring, the threat of bacterial contamination (such as E.Coli) is higher. EPA suggest regular tests at least once a year. Effects business as well as residential properties.

New parents

Pregnant women, babies and young children are especially vulnerable to Lead in drinking water.

Home owners &
home buyers

Lead was used in the pipes from public mains to houses up to the mid-1970’s. Up to 80 times the legal limit has been detected in some homes.

Those who notice issues with water

The colour, taste and smell of your water can be a good indicator of an issue (although remember not all contamination is obvious).

What can Safe2O check for?

•   Aluminium

You cannot smell or taste aluminium in water.

•   Ammonium

Ammonium usually has a sharp, distinctive odour, but this may not be noticeable where levels are low.

•   Colour

A change in water colour – particularly to green or blue - can be a clear indicator of contamination.

•   Conductivity

This is a measure of water’s ability to conduct an electrical current. You cannot see, smell or taste conductivity in water.

•   E.Coli

Any amount of E-Coli is dangerous. You cannot see or taste e-coli in water.

•   Hardness

Hard water causes soap and scaly deposits in plumbing and makes cleaning agents less effective.

•   Iron

A metallic taste, or a sample showing a red/orange tinge, can indicate high levels of iron.

•   Lead

You cannot see or taste lead in drinking water. It is a dangerous contaminant, especially to pregnant women, babies and young children.

•   Manganese

Soot-like particles in a sample can mean a high level of manganese, which can be toxic to the nervous system.

•   Nitrate

You cannot see or taste nitrate in drinking water.

•   Nitrite

You cannot see or taste nitrite in drinking water.

•   pH

A slippery feel or a soda taste can mean high pH levels, while low pH will cause corrosion of pipes and fixtures.

•   Total Coliforms

You cannot see or taste coliforms in drinking water. Any amount of coliforms is dangerous.

•   Turbidity

Turbidity will be high if metals like iron are present in water. A cloudy appearance can indicate high levels of turbidity.

•   Sulphate

A bitter taste in drinking water can indicate the presence of Sulphate, which can cause diarrhea and dehydration.

Test your water in just a few simple steps

Take a sample in your own home

Return within 24 hours

Get a full laboratory results in ten working days or less

Test covers most grant applications

Find Safe20 at a store near you or online

Online stockists:
Early Years Shop & The Hopsack

Safe2O is available through select pharmacists and EPS Group Shop.

Please contact us for more details.

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How to take your sample

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly before carrying out this procedure.
  2. Ensure to take the sample as close as possible to the closing time of your Post Office’s delivery times. Do not post on a Friday or Saturday.
  3. Clean mouth of the tap with the sterile wipe provided to avoid contamination.
  4. Run cold tap for at least 2 minutes to medium flow.
  5. Put on gloves provided.
  6. Take chemical sample bottle and hold at the base.
  7. Remove lid but hold the lid in your hand, do not put down.
  8. Place sample bottle under flowing tap.
  9. When full to the 250ml mark or above, twist the lid back on.
  10. Ensure that the lid is tightly closed and the sample bottle is dry.
  11. Place the full sample bottle back in the postal package provided.
  12. Repeat the same steps again for bacteria sample bottle.
  13. Update the form with your name, postal address, email address, phone number, and date and time of sample taken.
  14. Place both bottles firmly back in the box, ensuring lids are on tight and the form is on top.
  15. Close the box and seal with the security seal provided.
  16. Go to the Post Office and post your samples.

Your Safe20 results

We make it easy for you to read and understand our analysis of your drinking water. Your Safe2O report will include an “Overall Result”, which will describe any significant issues we find, and a table of your 15 individual test results.

The table outlines the European guidelines for the safe upper limits of the 15 chemical and bacteria test we carried out, and indicates where your drinking water stands in relation to each. Your report will conclude with our suggested next steps, if required.



Our Commitment to Science

Dublin City University Study - panel discussions completed. Looking forward to the results.

Trinity college - review of the typical persona's who bulk buy plastic bottled water as part of their weekly shop.

Our Commitment to the Environment

I am always looking for ways to be greener. I got an idea from our customers where some were returning some of the outer packagings. This got to me to thinking, why don't I take it all back. So any packaging from Safe2o, we will reuse what we can and revert back to our other suppliers to reuse what they can and recycle what remains. #safe2o#green


Our Customer Reviews

Private Wells

A client this week who was reviewing water filtration solutions. With the benefit of the Safe2o report she was able to get the best fit for her situation. She was able to protect what is good about her water and remove what was bad. Test first and then review solutions. The reputable filtration companies will always recommend get a test from a certified INAB laboratory. Which is exactly what we use. Results can be used for grant applications as well.

Tap Water coming from private wells maybe at higher risk as per update from DCU Water Institute

Quote from DCU Water Institute


We have conducted some sponsored tests for Creches in Dublin, Kildare and Louth. If you have any concerns about the quality of your drinking water in any childcare facility.

"We found the SAFE 2 O testing system so quick & easy to use. It comes in a neat package which is user friendly. The service we received was super efficient amp; the results were clear & easily understood. We would highly recommend the SAFE2 0 company to anyone in need of such a water testing service.

Miriam Magee ( Manager Happy Steps Creche, Kilcock)"

See some of the other reviews

Our product is available through the Early Year Shop

  1. Don’t run the water while you are brushing your teeth. Brush, then rinse with the faucet on.
  2. Try to shower instead of taking a bath. A full tub of water can require up to 250 litres of water.
  3. Shortening your shower by just a minute or more can save up to 550 litres of water a month. If you take showers that are less than five minutes, you will save as much as 19.000 litres of water per month.
  4. Use a pan or bowl of water to rinse yor fruits and vegetables instead of letting the water run in the sink.
  5. Don’t allow water to run while you wash dishes by hand. Fill up one side of the sink to wash all the dishes and another to rinse them. You’ll save several gallons each time you practice this conservation technique.
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