This response to a DEWPoint helpdesk enquiry provides: (1) Tips and
advice from practitioners in the use of the Wagtech and Delagua kits,
and notes on alternatives to the Wagtech and Delagua kits; (2) A list of
research and articles of field based studies of basic physical, chemical
and microbiological testing; (3) Regional availability and true costs
for equipment and consumables; (4) Experience on transferability of
testing technology to local organisations. The information was based on
a literature review and web search, a questionnaire sent to
international agencies and individual professionals with experience in
water supply programmes, and informal telephone discussions with key
This report was produced by DEW Point, a Resource Centre for
Environment, Water and Sanitation, that was funded by DFID and managed
by a consortium of companies led by Harewelle International Limited. The
Resource Centre closed in 2012.
Cavill, S. Practical experiences with field water quality testing kits and equipment. Final Report, October 2008. DEW Point, Blisworth, UK (2008) 13 pp.