Water testing

Safe water on board

Filling up a glass with drinking water from kitchen tap

Potable water testing

The safety and quality of potable water on board is of fundamental importance to those on board. At the same time, the systems for producing, storing and distributing potable water are susceptible to bacterial contamination. Keeping the water on board at a low temperature is a challenge, and water pipes are often prone to corrosion. There are also often stagnant water sources (emergency showers, for example) that can be a source of legionella contamination. Although many flag states (including the Netherlands) do not make potable water tests compulsory, an increasing number of shipping companies are having them carried out as a matter of good employment practice.

Normec MTS is happy to take the testing of potable water on board off your hands.

Why choose Normec MTS?
  • Reliable partner for scrubber water, ballast water and potable water
  • Full service: from customs clearance of the samples to advice
  • A client-oriented approach and customised services
  • Experience and knowledge of and adhere to applicable legislation and regulations

Result in 3 steps

  1. Transport sample kit

    You receive a recyclable sample kit aboard your ship. Wherever it is in the world.

  2. Sampling

    You return the sample kit containing the refrigerated samples to the Normec MTS laboratory.

  3. Report

    Within 10 working days, a report of the parameters examined will be shared on our customer portal.


Spliethoff Group

Spliethoff Group and Normec MTS

With more than 130 vessels, Spliethoff provides all types of sea transport of dry cargo, mainly in the form of project cargoes. Alex Fokkens is part of the shipping company’s Quality Health Safety Security Environment Department and talks about his cooperation with Normec MTS.