Uniform drinking water quality monitoring protocol

The Drinking Water Quality Monitoring protocol describes specific requirements for monitoring drinking water quality with a view to ensure provision of safe drinking water to the consumers. In addition, this document also includes requirements for setting-up laboratories at State, District and Sub-district level and their quality control for regular testing and surveillance of drinking water sources. The purpose of this document is to describe various elements of laboratory management practices to ensure that the data generated is comparable and scientifically correct and in a form that can then be used to result in interventions to improve water quality. The protocol will be helpful at the grass-root level for the personnel working in various drinking water testing laboratories. In addition, it will provide guidance to the persons at different managerial levels to tackle water quality-affected habitations by adopting water safety approach.

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