|Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine:||
Industrial Hygiene and Health
A.) ACTIVITIES OF WATER ANALYSIS LABORATORIES AT GUINDY-CHENNAI AND COIMBATORE.
The water Analysis Laboratories at Guindy, Chennai and Coimbatore are providing water quality monitoring services for all the approved protected water supply system located in several local bodies(including the rural water supply schemes)
The Local authorities maintain the water supply systems with the assistance of the Health Inspectors(General) of this Department.
Trained water sample collector visit all the protected water supply systems and collect samples of water for a detailed examination for physical, chemical, bacteriological and biological quality from the water sources, water treatment units , service reservoirs and distribution network.
The results of the analysis are communicated to the concerned local authorities for rectification of defects pointed out therein.
Special field investigations are also carried out wherever problems in water supplies arise like outbreak of water borne, epidemics, droughts, floods, etc.. and in places wherever important fairs and festivals are held, so as to checkup the water quality and distribution systems on the spot and to carryout remedial measures.
B.) PROCEDURES TO BE ADOPTED BY THE PUBLIC FOR TESTING WATER SAMPLES FOR ANALYSIS OF POTABILITY AND OTHER TESTS.
Water samples for potability test are accepted at this Laboratory " WATER ANALYSIS LABORATORY" Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, King Institute of Preventive Medicine Campus, Guindy, Chennai 600 032. Phone No. 2341025.
Public may approach this Laboratory with a requisition letter stating their requirement for test with sampling details like, nature of source, purpose of test etc..
Sterile containers along with printed prescribed proforma for furnishing full details may be collected at this end after remitting the required analytical fee as advance payment which varies for purposes like drinking, building construction, Industrial purpose, Swimming Pool purpose, Food processing etc&ldots;
Analytical fees may be paid either by cash or Demand Draft drawn in favour of Chief Water Analyst, King Institute Campus, Guindy, Chennai - 600 032.
Some of the important analytical charges are listed below per sample:
After payment and at the time of collection of sterile containing for bacteriological analysis necessary instructions will be furnished. Water should be submitted in 5 Liters. White plastic container for chemical Analysis.
As per the instructions sample should be submitted to this Laboratory within 24 hours. If it exceeds the time the sterile container should be preserved in Ice so as to reach this Laboratory within 48 hours.
Public will be guided at this Laboratory for further details at the time of remitting analytical charges.