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Microbiological quality refers to the presence of organisms that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Many of these microbes are associated with the transmission of infectious waterborne diseases such as gastroenteritis.

Physical quality mainly affects the aesthetic quality (taste, odour and appearance) of water.

Chemical quality – in tap water, it is required to test for Chlorine residuals as an indicator of disinfection levels.

Test It LAB gives back by monitoring tap water quality in these Bloemfontein neighbourhoods on a monthly basis:

FWA Results

June 2022: 92% Compliance

Results are within the Drinking water limit
Turbidity / clarity exceeds the Operational Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit

May 2022: 67% Compliance

Total bacterial counts exceed the Drinking water limit
Turbidity / clarity exceeds the Operational Drinking water limit
Disinfectant levels are low, but still within the Drinking water limit

April 2022: 60% Compliance

Total bacterial counts are high, but still within the Drinking water limit
Turbidity / clarity exceeds the Aesthetic Drinking water limit
Disinfectant levels are low

March 2022: 62% Compliance

Total bacterial counts are high, but still within the Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit
Disinfectant levels are low

February 2022: 76% Compliance

Total bacterial counts are high, but still within the Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit

January 2022: 92% Compliance

Total bacterial counts are high, but still within the Drinking water limit
Turbidity / clarity exceeds the Operational Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit

December 2021: 67% Compliance

Total bacterial counts are high, but still within the Drinking water limit
Turbidity / clarity exceeds the Operational Drinking water limit
Disinfectant levels are low

November 2021: 62% Compliance

Total bacterial counts exceed the Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit

October 2021: 62% Compliance

Total bacterial counts exceed the Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit
Disinfectant levels are low

September 2021: 87% Compliance

Results are within the Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit

August 2021: 79% Compliance

Results are within the Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit
Disinfectant levels are low

July 2021: 98% Compliance

Results are within the Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit

GWA Results

June 2022: 95% Compliance

Results are within the Drinking water limit
Turbidity / clarity exceeds the Operational Drinking water limit
Results are within the Drinking water limit

TERMS OF USE

Compliance is calculated using an in-house developed weighted scoring matrix against the minimum requirements.Results are representative of a grab sample from one tap in the neighbourhood at a specific point in time as indicated on the individual CoA’s.

Water quality data provided is for informational purposes only and to present an overview of the general quality of tap water in the neighbourhood.

Information provided on these pages should not be extrapolated directly to residences or taps in- or outside the neighbourhood.

If you want specific results with regards to water quality at your house or business, you should have the water sampled and tested by an accredited laboratory.

Results are compared to the South African Drinking Water Standard, SANS241:2015 Table 1 minimum requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact us