Our water services provider (generally the municipality) is responsible for providing us with safe and suitable water. They are required by law to periodically test the water to make sure that it complies with the Drinking Water Standard. This monitoring information is compiled by the Department of Water and Sanitation and you can find information for your region here.
Off the shelf filtration systems do not guarantee safe or pure water. Filters have a maximum capacity and lifespan, after which they may even contribute to poorer water quality than what you started with!
True peace of mind comes from taking responsibility for yourself and your family – that which you don’t test for, you can’t be certain of. The only way to know for sure that the water you’re using to drink, cook and wash with is pure and that you and your family are safe, is to have it tested periodically. If your water is contaminated in the future, you will have a historical record to prove your water quality.
For tap water, we recommend the seven basic tests required by the South African Drinking Water Standard, SANS241:2015.