FUNCTIONS OF AN INDIAN DRINKING WATER QUALITY TESTING LABORATORY Functions of a drinking water-testing laboratory are to:
Determine the water quality for drinking and domestic use.
Collection of water samples from the field with suitable preservation
Water sample storage with suitable preservation and analysis
Delineation areas of contamination (hotspots)
Determine the risk of pollution from various sources, Communication of results to the concerned Junior Engineer, Executive Engineer/ Zila Parishad and to Gram Panchayat for corrective actions. Follow-up water quality monitoring after implementation of corrective actions particularly if source is bacteriologically contaminated.
The Sunanda Water Testing Mobile Laboratory; a trained operator can do all of the above.