Water testing – pass or fail?

Despite suffering pressure from the downturn, Gordon Cope finds optimism for growth in the water testing sector, sparked by increasing number of substances requiring regulation.

Every day, millions of tests are carried out on water samples to ensure quality, to meet government regulations and to maintain safety. There are approximately 100 substances controlled by regulations that need to be tested on a regular basis.

Potable water, swimming pools, wastewater and beverages are tested for such variables as chlorine levels, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), and the...

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