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Water testing

Granimex offers comprehensive water testing services (both control and review monitoring) for all types of water resources used by our corporate customers. We perform microbiological and physicochemical analyses of, among others, underground water, water from surface intakes, water from drilled/deep wells and dug wells, observation wells, water for research purposes, mineral and spring water, process water, swimming pool water, water from installations susceptible to Legionella. We also perform analyses on special request of our clients, related to the characteristics of their business/scientific activity, etc.

Tests are carried out by methods in accordance with the relevant regulations – these are regulations of the Minister of Health (e.g. Regulation of the Minister of Health of 13 November 2015 on the quality of water intended for human consumption (Journal of Laws 2015 No. 61 item 417); Regulation of the Minister of Health of 31 March 2011 and 13 November 2015 on natural mineral waters, spring waters and table waters (Journal of Laws 2011 No. 85 item 466) or Regulation of the Minister of Health of 9 November 2015 on conducting supervision over the quality of water in the bathing area and place used for bathing (Journal of Laws 2015 No. 86 item 478) and standards – among others: PN-93/C-04607 – concerning heating water – sets out the requirements for tests on the quality of this type of water).

Properly performed water testing is one of the primary criteria for evaluating the environmental impact of companies “operating” various water resources (e.g., wastewater treatment plants, landfills, industrial operations, etc.).

Inspection and review monitoring

Water tests are conducted as part of monitoring – control and review. 
The basic test is the control monitoring, performed on a regular basis to supervise the water quality. 
The review monitoring is an extended study (in relation to the control monitoring) and performed in order to assess the correctness of compliance with specific requirements for different types of water, in accordance with the aforementioned legal acts – regulations of relevant ministers and state technological standards. The scope of specific tests carried out as part of the monitoring may vary.

For example, control monitoring may concern: color, smell and taste of water, conductivity, turbidity, number of microorganisms at a given water temperature, occurrence of bacteria (especially coliforms and E. Coli), concentration of elements (e.g. iron, aluminum), nitrites, hydrogen ions, etc.

We also perform monitoring to verify the parameter values of compounds that result from the application of various processes within water treatment. These parameters include: ozone, chlorine, chlorates, chloramines, and bromates.