Potable Water Testing

Improperly managed water on ships is an established route for infectious disease transmission.Furthermore, water may be a source of index cases of disease, which might then be transmittedvia other routes. Most waterborne outbreaks involve ingestion of water that was contaminatedwith pathogens derived from human or animal excreta. Contamination is associated withspoiled bunkered water, cross-connections between potable and non-potable water, improperloading procedures, poor design and construction of potable water storage tanks, andinadequate disinfection.


"Each member shall adopt laws and regulations or other measures to provide minimum standards for the quantity and quality of food and drinking water and for the catering standards that apply to meals provided to seafarers on ships that fly its flag, and shall undertake educational activities to promote awareness"

WHO "Guide to Ship Sanitation" (Third Edition)

"A ship operator's role is to provide safe water to passengers and crew, fit for all intended purposes. Water on board should be kept clean and free from pathogenic organisms and harmful chemicals. Responsibilities are to monitor the water system, particularly for microbial and chemical indicators, to report adverse results under the IHR 2005, where required, and to take corrective action".

WHO "Guide to Ship Sanitation" (Third Edition)

MITG helps its customers monitor the water quality onboard their ships, helping them maintain higher quality levels and reducing the risk of infection or illness and analysis services are designed to satisfy the requirements that,

  • World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • International LabourOrganisation
  • Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006)