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 informants.
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.