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what is the frequency of drinking water testing as per factory act 1948 & Bocw act? Frequency of the same test not given in factory act 1948.Kindly reply.
From India, Mumbai
Dear Kailash
The frequency of drinking water testing in not mentioned in any of the Indian Statues. If this is a requirement under any of your Environmental consents then it become mandatory.
As a best practise, by annually you can do the testing on the potable water as per IS 10500:2012.

From India
dipil sir, due to the contaminated water,construction workers have been suffering from waterborn disease like thyphoid, diarrhea etc & in construction site we usually bring water for a supplier for labours without any water testing & being of a safety proffessional we are responsible for provide the healty working environment to the workers. please tell me without any tesing how we can ensure that the qualities of water. I think atleast this provision should be include in Factory act & Bocw act.
From India, Mumbai
Hi K B, Central Pollution control board of India issued the guidelines for testing purity of drinking water. Please provide your email/Whats app for reference documents Safe Green Day
From India, JaipurJaipur
Dear Kailash,
I think what you can do practically is to check the source of incoming water to your construction site. If its supplying in Tanker, go to the source and do an inspection. Is the water filling in the tanker from a bore well or any other polluted source.
Apart from the above, there are efforts from the Ministry of Water Resources related to water. Draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016 & Model Bill for Conservation, Protection, Regulation and Management of Ground Water, 2016 is released for public comments. If you are interested, see the same attached.
We can hope in the coming days the BOCW and Factory Rules will speak about this as well.

From India

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File Type: pdf Water Framework 2016.pdf (573.7 KB, 494 views)
File Type: pdf Groundwater 2016.pdf (560.1 KB, 226 views)

you are required to get it tested once if there is no change in source of supply under IS 10500:2012 through IS certified / NABL certified lab.
From India, Delhi
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