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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 ₹
Physical Chemical Microbial
BCT Bacteria - Coliform Tests
Dwnld Brochure
MPN (Total coliforms), Thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli. 250ml in CSB / SBT 700
BPT Basic Potability Tests
Dwnld Brochure
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
CPT Complete Potability Tests
Dwnld Brochure
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
GPT Groundwater Potability Tests
Dwnld Brochure
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
BWP Bottled Water Potability
Dwnld Brochure
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
ROP RO product water Profile
Dwnld Brochure
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
SBP Surface water Basic Profile
Dwnld Brochure
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
SOD Surface water Oxygen Demand
Dwnld Brochure
Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) & Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD). 300ml in BODB + 1.0L in CBWS 1000
BQT Basic chemical Quality Tests
Dwnld Brochure
Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH & EC. Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Ammoniacal-Nitrogen, Nitrite & Nitrate. 1.0L in CBWS 800
TQT Tap water chemical Quality Tests
Dwnld Brochure
Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH, EC & TDS. Alkalinity, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Ammoniacal-Nitrogen, Nitrite, Nitrate, Chloride, Fluoride & Sulfate. 1.0L in CBWS 1200
GQT Groundwater chemical Quality Tests
Dwnld Brochure
Colour, Odour, Turbidity, pH, EC & TDS. Alkalinity, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Ammoniacal-Nitrogen, Nitrite, Nitrate, Chloride, Fluoride, Sulfate, Iron & Manganese. 1.0L in CBWS 150
SQT Surface water chemical Quality Tests
Dwnld Brochure
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
BSV Basic System Vulnerability paired sample tests
Dwnld Brochure
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 / paired sample
DRF Dialysis-medical RO - Feed water tests
Dwnld Brochure
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
DLB DiaLysis water Basic
tests Dwnld Brochure
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
BET Bacterial Endotoxin Test
Dwnld Brochure
Bacterial Endotoxin (LAL) Assay. 14ml in NPT 5000
PST Swimming Poolside Tests
Dwnld Brochure
pH, Water Temperature & Clarity. Free, Combined & Total Chlorine. Core city: 1200
GHMC Area: 1500
PWC swimming Pool Water Chemistry
Dwnld Brochure
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
PWB Pool Water Bacteriological Analysis for Coliforms
Dwnld Brochure
MPN (Total coliforms), Thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli. 250ml in SBTE 700
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:

SBCd Bottle Name Details Volume !
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 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:

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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