Microbiology in clean waters

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Description of the programme

These interlaboratory comparisons (AGLAE's programme ‘30’) in public drinking waters, non-atypical natural mineral waters, swimming pool waters, waters for whirlpool baths, waters for multi-jet showers and healthcare waters are provided in the frame of:

  • accreditation scopes related to microbiological analyses in distribution waters, swimming pool waters... (check AGLAE's accreditation - Cofrac No. 1-1664)
  • approvals issued by Ministries of Health

List of parameters

Détail des paramètres mis en oeuvre

Culturable micro-organisms at 22°C (TVC at 22°C) and at 36°C (TVC at 36°C) - poor plate method, coliform bacteria*, Escherichia coli*, intestinal enterococci, spores of sulfite-reducing anaerobes

* coliform bacteria, Escherichia coli : parameters compatible with the ISO 9308-1 (2000), ISO 9308-1 (2014), ISO 9308-2 (2012) and ISO 9308-2 (2014) standards