Drinking Water Testing
Safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production or recreational purposes. Improved water supply and sanitation, and better management of water resources, can boost countries’ economic growth and can contribute greatly to poverty reduction.
According to WHO, globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces. Microbial contamination of drinking-water as a result of contamination with faeces poses the greatest risk to drinking-water safety. Safe and sufficient water facilitates the practice of hygiene, which is a key measure to prevent not only diarrhoeal diseases, but acute respiratory infections and numerous
neglected tropical diseases. We can use different physiochemical and microbiological analysis to test the quality of water which are given below:
From the microbiological point of view, we monitor a full range of water analysis processes intended for different purposes We analyze water samples for:
- Aerobic and Anaerobic heterotrophic bacteria.
- Fecal coliforms.
- Total coliform count and atypical bacteria.
- Fecal Streptococci and Enterococci.
Physiochemical analysis of drinking water
For testing the drinking water purity, we test the water sample for:
- pH, color, turbidity
- Total and residual chlorine
- Water alkalinity and hardness
- Total dissolved solutes(TDS)