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Drinking Water Quality Testing
Drinking Water Quality Testing
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This is a discussion group for Drinking Water Quality Testing.

Discussion and sharing of lessons learnt, best practices and experience in practicing water quality testing.

This group is maintained by CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology) to provide updates, generate feedback and discussion on the topic of Drinking Water Quality Testing.

For more information visit CAWST's website, and learn about our training and services as well as education and training material for download.

Water treatment

Help us Improve the Sanitary Inspection Form

Assessing your drinking water quality can be expensive and complicated. It doesn’t have to be, with sanitary inspection forms. They use standardized scores to help you assess risk and select the right technology, all without the need for specialized equipment or technicians.

We’re working with the University of Surrey to develop forms that can be used by community representatives, health workers, water inspectors and humanitarian professionals. Your feedback will help us to ensure that they are truly universal.

Want a sneak peek? Visit

 to learn more, see the drafts, and give us your feedback.

Water treatment

Learn About Chlorine

Water Quality Network in India

If you're involved in water quality work in India (or just interested in the topic), check out this network that focuses on the challenges of safe drinking water in rural India. The goal is to ensure good quality and sustainable water to everyone!

Hello @Hichul Chung11 

What is your objective? 

  • Identify an appropriate drinking water source?
  • Assess the effectiveness of a household water treatment technology? 
  • Monitor compliance with standard and regulations? 
  • Increase user awareness on water quality issues?
  • Check if a borehole has been properly disinfected?

Based on your objective, there are different options to consider: Presence-Absence - (H2S, other culture media), Most Probable Number, Membrane filtration. 

Let me know your objectives, and we can recommend the appropriate options.