Investigations of drinking water

Microbiologically and chemically safe drinking water is one of the largest commodities in the world.

Numerous standards worldwide regulate the testing and maximum concentrations of pathogens, chemical substances, pharmaceutical residues etc. in drinking water. In Germany, drinking water must meet the requirements of the Drinking Water Ordinance. According to this, water supply companies, self-suppliers and operators of drinking water installations must regularly prove the quality of drinking water in comprehensive microbiological and chemical tests. The extent of the analysis depends largely on the type, size and purpose of the system.

As SYNLAB Hygiene, we would be pleased to advise you on this subject and support you with our expertise.

Our laboratories are:

  • Accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 by DAR
  • Notified according to § 15 TrinkwV

and approved according to § 44 IfSG

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Our services:

  • Advising water supply companies and water suppliers on the Drinking Water Ordinance and the scope of the investigations, including the determination of sampling points taking into account the type and size of the plant in consultation with you.
  • Germany-wide sampling of drinking water by our certified samplers including the control of the environmental conditions on site and the documentation of all important points for sampling.
  • Fast and cooled transport of the samples to our laboratory by our samplers, our transport service or a suitable transport company.
  •  Reliable and complete analysis of drinking water according to the requirements of the Drinking Water Ordinance (chemical, chemical-physical and microbiological parameters)
  • Germ identification and control of antibiotic resistance
  • Special and special analytics for all kinds of questions, in particular for the identification of unknown substances in drinking water.
  • Special analysis for plant protection products, pharmaceuticals, hormones and other anthropogenic trace substances
  • Special analysis of metabolites - degradation product
  • Inspection of water treatment plants
  • Water chemical calculations
  • Inspection of water treatment plants
  • Transmission of the data to the health authority in the respective formats (Octoware, TEIS, TWISTweb, SEBAM)
  • In case of a positive result, control and reporting to the responsible health authority 
  • Lectures of our speakers approved according to VDI/DVGW 6023
  • Trainings sampling according to §15 TrinkwV