Water is tested for compliance prior to supplying to municipalities.
Rand Water Analytical Services is fully accredited by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) and demonstrates the organisation’s acceptance of international quality standards. The laboratory participates in national and international proficiency testing schemes to continuously monitor the quality of its data.
Data in hydrobiology, microbiology and chemistry are produced.
The hydrobiology laboratory performs a diverse range of tests on source and drinking water, including aquatic toxicity testing, aquatic invertebrate assessment, algae and algal toxin monitoring and aquatic biomonitoring.
The chemistry laboratories perform extensive testing in organic and inorganic chemistry to monitor water quality for parameters such as pesticides, disinfection byproducts, hydrocarbons, trace metals, surfactants, ions, taste and odour.
The microbiology laboratory performs analyses to determine for the presence of indicator organisms (E.coli, coliforms, coliphages etc.) and analyses various sample matrices for an array of pathogens including Cryptosporidium and Giardia.