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Water Potability Tests & Water Quality Testing Services

Test Packages:

Municipal drinking water: BCT,  BPT,  CPT,  BSV.

Municipal water chemical quality: TQT,  &  BQT.

Packaged Drinking Water: BWP,  &  ROP.

Water from Purifiers: BPT,  CPT,  BWP,  &  ROP.

Water for Food Processing: CPT,  GPT,  BWP,  &  ROP

Dialysis water / Purified water: DRF,  DLB,  &  BET.

Groundwater: GPT,  CPT,  BPT.

Groundwater chemical quality: GQT.

Irrigation Water: SBP,  SQT,  &  GQT.

Hydroponics: ROP.

Water for poultry feed: GPT,  CPT,  BPT.

Surface water: SBP,  SQT,  &  SOD.

Wastewater: ETB,  EWT,  &  STE.

Construction water: WBC.

Industrial water: WCT.

Swimming pool: PST,  PWC,  &  PWB.

Water Quality Test Packages:

SvCd Test Package Scope: Included Test Parameters Sample Vol. & Bottle Service Charge Dwnld
Physical Chemical Microbial
BCT Bacteria - Coliform Tests MPN (Total coliforms), Thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli. 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹700 BCT Brochure
BPT Basic Potability Tests Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH & EC. Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Ammoniacal-Nitrogen, Nitrite & Nitrate. MPN (Total coliforms), Thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli. 1.0L in CBWS + 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹1100 BPT Brochure
CPT Complete Potability Tests Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH, EC & TDS. Alkalinity, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Ammoniacal-Nitrogen, Nitrite, Nitrate, Chloride, Fluoride & Sulfate. MPN (Total coliforms), Thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli. 1.0L in CBWS + 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹1500 CPT Brochure
GPT Groundwater Potability Tests Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH, EC & TDS. Alkalinity, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Ammoniacal-Nitrogen, Nitrite, Nitrate, Chloride, Fluoride, Sulfate, Iron & Manganese. MPN (Total coliforms), Thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli. 1.0L in CBWS + 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹1800 GPT Brochure
BWP Bottled Water Potability Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH & EC. Alkalinity, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Nitrite, Nitrate, Chloride, Fluoride, Sulfate, Iron, Manganese, Sodium & Potassium. MPN (Total coliforms), Thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli. 1.0L in CBWS + 250ml in CSB / SBT Or Intact Bottled Water ₹1600 BWP Brochure
ROP RO product water Profile Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH & EC. Alkalinity, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Nitrite, Nitrate, Chloride, Fluoride, Sulfate, Iron, Manganese, Sodium & Potassium. MPN (Total coliforms), Thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli & AMC. 1.0L in CBWS + 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹1800 ROP Brochure
SBP Surface water Basic Profile Colour, Odour, Turbidity, TSS, pH, EC & TDS. Alkalinity, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Ammoniacal-Nitrogen, Nitrite, Nitrate, Chloride, Fluoride & Sulfate, Phosphate, Sodium, Potassium; Oil & Grease; and Computation of SAR. MPN (Total coliforms), Thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli. 2 X 1.0L in CBWS + 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹2100 SBP Brochure
SOD Surface water Oxygen Demand Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) & Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD). 300ml in BODB + 1.0L in CBWS ₹1000 SOD Brochure
BQT Basic chemical Quality Tests Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH & EC. Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Ammoniacal-Nitrogen, Nitrite & Nitrate. 1.0L in CBWS ₹800 BQT Brochure
TQT Tap water chemical Quality Tests Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH, EC & TDS. Alkalinity, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Ammoniacal-Nitrogen, Nitrite, Nitrate, Chloride, Fluoride & Sulfate. 1.0L in CBWS ₹1200 TQT Brochure
GQT Groundwater chemical Quality Tests Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH, EC & TDS. Alkalinity, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Ammoniacal-Nitrogen, Nitrite, Nitrate, Chloride, Fluoride, Sulfate, Iron & Manganese. 1.0L in CBWS ₹1500 GQT Brochure
SQT Surface water chemical Quality Tests Colour, Odour, Turbidity, TSS, pH, EC & TDS. Alkalinity, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Ammoniacal-Nitrogen, Nitrite, Nitrate, Chloride, Fluoride & Sulfate, Phosphate, Sodium, Potassium; Oil & Grease; and Computation of SAR. 2 X 1.0L in CBWS ₹1800 SQT Brochure
BSV Basic System Vulnerability paired sample tests Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH, & TDS. Ammoniacal-Nitrogen, Nitrite, Nitrate, Chloride. MPN (Total coliforms), Thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli. 1.0L in CBWS + 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹2000
+ onsite charges
BSV Brochure
DRF Dialysis-medical RO - Feed water tests Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH, EC & TDS. Total Chlorine, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Nitrate, Fluoride, Sulfate, & Iron. MPN (Total coliforms), Thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli. 1.0L in CBWS + 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹1500 DRF Brochure
DLB DiaLysis water Basic tests Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH & EC. Total Chlorine, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Nitrate, Fluoride & Sulfate. Total Viable Count (TVC). 1.0L in CBWS + 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹1600 DLB Brochure
BET Bacterial Endotoxin Test Bacterial Endotoxin (LAL) Assay. 14ml in NPT ₹5000 BET Brochure
PST Swimming Poolside Tests pH, Water Temperature & Clarity. Free, Combined & Total Chlorine. Core city: ₹1200 PST Brochure
GHMC Area: ₹1500
PWC Swimming Pool Water Chemistry Color, Odour, Turbidity; pH, EC & TDS. Chloramines (Combined Chlorine), Alkalinity, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Ammoniacal-Nitrogen, Nitrite, Nitrate,, Phosphate, Copper, Iron & Manganese. 2 X 1.0L in ABWS ₹2000 PWC Brochure
PWB Pool Water Bacteriological Analysis for Coliforms MPN (Total coliforms), Thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli. 250ml in SBTE ₹700 PWB Brochure
STE Sewage Treatment plant Effluent Colour, Odour, Turbidity, TSS, pH, TDS & Total Solids. Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Phosphate, & Total Oil & Grease (TOG). MPN (Total coliforms), Thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli. 2 X 1.0L in CBWS + 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹2250
ETB Effluent Tests - Basic Colour, Odour, Turbidity, TSS, pH, TDS & Total Solids. Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) & Total Oil & Grease (TOG). 2 X 1.0L in CBWS ₹1600
EWT Effluent Water Tests Colour, Odour, Turbidity, TSS, pH, TDS & Total Solids. Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Phosphate, Sulfate & Total Oil & Grease (TOG). 2 X 1.0L in CBWS ₹2000
WBC Water for Building & Construction TSS, pH, EC & TDS. Acidity, Alkalinity, Chloride & Sulfate. 1.0L in CBWS ₹1000
WCT Water Corrosivity Tests pH, EC & TDS. Alkalinity, Calcium, Chloride & Sulfate. Compuation of Langelier Index, Potential to Promote Galvanic Corrosion (PPGC) Ratio & Larson Ratio. 1.0L in CBWS ₹900
Notes: Test-samples should be accompanied by a water sample collection record (WCR1) giving details regarding place and source of sample, etcetera; and a test requisition letter (TRL1). Both forms can be downloaded from this page.
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Chemical Laboratory (ChemLab): Single & Limited Parameter Water Quality Tests:

SvCd Test Service Parameter(s) Sample Vol. & Bottle Service Charge
ATC Appearance & True Colour True colour of filtered sample in PCU& Appearance of unfiltered sample 0.5L in CBWM ₹100
ODR Odour Smell 0.5L in CBWM ₹50
NTU Turbidity Turbidity 0.5L in CBWM ₹100
TSS TSS Total Suspended Solids 0.5L in CBWM ₹200
POH pH 0.5L in CBWM ₹60
ECH EC & pH Electrical Conductivity (Salinity) & pH Or EC‑based TDS-estimate & pH 0.5L in CBWM ₹100
TDSE TDS Estimate Electrical conductivity (EC) or EC-based estimate of TDS-range. 0.5L in CBWM ₹60
TDSG TDS Quantitative Quantitative measurement of total dissolved solids (TDS) by gravimetry. 0.5L in CBWM ₹200
TSW Total solids in water TSS + TDSG 0.5L in CBWM ₹400
ACD Acidity Acidity 0.5L in CBWM ₹300
ALK Alkalinity Alkalinity 0.5L in CBWM ₹300
TWH Total Hardness Total water hardness. 0.5L in CBWM ₹250
THM TH, Ca & Mg Total water hardness, Calcium & Magneisum. 0.5L in CBWM ₹450
THC TH& Components Total Hardness, Carbonate & Non‑carbonate Hardness. 0.5L in CBWM ₹550
NH3 Ammonia Ammoniacal Nitrogen NH3/4-N. 0.5L in CBWM ₹350
NO2 Nitrite Nitrite as NO2. 0.5L in CBWM ₹250
NO3 Nitrate Nitrate as NO3. 0.5L in CBWM ₹250
NNW NO2 & NO3 in Water Nitrite as NO2 and Nitrate as NO3-N. 0.5L in CBWM ₹400
ANN NH3, NO2 & NO3 Ammonia as NH3/4-N, Nitrite as NO2 and Nitrate as NO3. 0.5L in CBWM ₹600
CLD Chloride Chloride - Argentometric Method. 0.5L in CBWM ₹250
FLDQ Fluoride - Quantitative Quantitative spectrophotometry for Fluorides. 0.5L in CBWM ₹300
IRN Iron Quantitative spectrophotometry for Iron (Fe). 0.5L in CBWM ₹250
MNG Manganese Quantitative spectrophotometry for Manganese (Mn). 0.5L in CBWM ₹250
IMN Iron & Manganese Quantitative spectrophotometry for Iron & Manganese. 0.5L in CBWM ₹400
PO4 Phosphate Phosphate. 0.5L in CBWM ₹300
SO4 Sulfate Sulfate. 0.5L in CBWM ₹200
SIW Silica in Water Silica in Water. 0.5L in CBWM ₹250
NAT Sodium Sodium (Na). 0.5L in CBWM ₹200
KAL Potassium Potassium (K). 0.5L in CBWM ₹200
NAK Sodium & Potassium Sodium & Potassium. 0.5L in CBWM ₹300
ARS Aresenic Semiquantitative analytical kit photometric estimate of Arsenic. 0.5L in CBWM ₹500
DOT Dissolved O2 Dissolved oxygen by titration (Winkler) method. 300ml in BODB ₹250
COD COD Chemical Oxygen Demand. 1L in CBWS ₹400
BOD BOD Biochemical Oxygen Demand. 1L in CBWS ₹500
TOG Total Oil & Grease Total Oil & Grease. 0.5L in CBWM ₹300
Notes: Test-samples should be accompanied by a water sample collection record (WCR1) giving details regarding place and source of sample, etcetera; and a test requisition letter (TRL1). Both forms can be downloaded from this page.
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Microbiology Laboratory (BioLab): Single & Limited Parameter Water Quality Tests:

SvCd Test Service Parameter(s) Sample Vol. & Bottle Service Charge
SPC Standard Plate Count Using Nutrient Agar & 24h incubation at 37°C (IS1622). 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹300
AMC Aerobic Microbial Count Using Plate count agar & 24h incubation at 37°C (IS14543). 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹300
HPC Hetrotrophic Plate Count Using Plate count agar & 72h incubation at 30°C (IS5402). 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹400
TVC Total Viable Count Using Tryptic soy agar & 48h incubation at 35-37°C (ISO23500-3). 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹400
MPNTC MPN(TC) Most Probable Number (Total coliforms). 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹500
MPNTTC MPN(TTC) Most Probable Number (Thermotolerant coliforms). 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹500
MPNEC MPN(E. coli) Most Probable Number (E. coli). 250ml in CSB / SBT ₹500
Notes: Test-samples should be accompanied by a water sample collection record (WCR1) giving details regarding place and source of sample, etcetera; and a test requisition letter (TRL1). Both forms can be downloaded from this page.
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Water Sample Collection Bottles:

Sample collection bottles can be picked up from the IHS Laboratory Front-Office during and outside office hours. A few of the regularly needed sample collection bottles such as CBWS to collect sample for chemical analysis and SBT to collect samples for bacteriological analysis are kept at the IHS Lab Front-Office and the Security Guards are trained to deliver these to needy clients visiting outside office hours. Please pay the refundable bottle deposit money to the Security Guard, and leave your name & contact number for adjustment of bottle deposit.

If you call us in advance, a separate package of sample collection bottles will be kept with the Security Guard on duty for you to collect outside office hours.

SBCd Bottle Name Details Volume BD!
CSB Clean Sterile Bottle Clean sterile rigid polypropylene bottle without any additive. 250ml ₹50
SBT Sterile Bottle with Thiosulfate Sterile rigid polypropylene bottle with sodium thiosulfate to neutralise chlorine, for bacteriological analysis (coliform test) of water. 250ml ₹50
SBTE Sterile Bottle with Extra Thiosulfate Sterile polypropylene bottle with extra sodium thiosulfate to neutralise excess chlorine, for bacteriological analysis of pool water. 250ml ₹50
NPT Non Pyrogenic Tube Non-pyrogenic glass tube to collect water sample for bacterial endotoxin test (BET) i.e. LAL assay. 14ml ₹100
CBWS Clear Bottle for Water sample - standard volume, 1000ml (1L) Clean and dry clear polypropylene bottle to collect water sample for physical and chemical analysis, 1 Litre. 1.0L ₹100
CBWM Clear Bottle for Water sample - Medium volume, 500 ml Clean and dry clear polypropylene bottle to collect water sample for physical and chemical analysis, 0.5 Litre. 0.5L ₹100
ABWS Amber Bottle for Water sample - standard volume, 1L Amber colour, clean & dry polypropylene bottle to collect water sample for chemical analysis, 1000 ml (1L). 1.0L ₹150
BODB BOD Bottle Clean and dry stoppered glass bottle to collect water sample for testing dissolved oxygen in laboratory.* 300ml ₹500
Notes: ! Bottle deposit (BD) will be adjusted towards test service charges. No separate charge for bottles, if concerned test charges are paid in advance while collecting the bottle.
* The same bottle is used in laboratory for BOD testing, hence the name. However, we are using this airtight bottle to prevent exchange of atmospheric oxygen with the sample, during transport to laboratory.
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Onsite Sample Collection Service:

We provide onsite sample collection service in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area. A trained Water Quality Investigator (WQI) or a Water Safety Surveyor (WSS) will visit your place, collect sample and gather relevant information about the source, intermediate storages if any, and your concerns.

SvCd Collection Service Name Details 1st
Sample
2nd / 3rd
Sample
CSC Core city Sample Collection Within Hyderabad District Limits. ₹300 ₹100
GSC Greater Hyderabad Sample Collection Outside Hyderabad District but within GHMC Limits. ₹500 ₹100
OSC Other Area Sample Collection Outside GHMC Limits. Special Estimate
Note: For 4 or more samples from the same site, each block of up to 3 samples is treated as separate for computation of sample collection charge. Swimming pool samples for PWC and PWB ordered along with Poolside test (PST) are treated as 2nd and 3rd sample.
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