Drinking water information for laboratories

Guidelines for the microbiological assessment of water

These Guidelines are designed to assist those involved in the microbiological assessment of the following types of water samples:

  • Drinking,
  • Packaged and ice,
  • Natural fresh,
  • Cooling/wash,
  • Marine/estuarine,
  • Recycled/reclaimed
  • Effluent

The Guidelines collate and standardise methods for analysis by which the Department of Health WA (DOH) expects all specified samples to be tested.

Guidelines for the laboratory testing of water (PDF 348KB)

Standard drinking water test

For inclusion into the list of participating laboratories in the Standard drinking water test, please contact the Water Unit on 9388 4999.

Last reviewed: 28-06-2016
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