Hach Drinking Water Test Kit is a portable drinking water lab that measures water chemical quality parameters such as free and total chlorine, nitrate, pH, Total Suspended Solids TDS, and microbiological parameters; Total Coliforms and E. coli. This product is designed by Hach, an American company that manufactures and distributes analytical instruments and reagents used to test the quality of water and other liquid solutions.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Household, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Hach Company, which is headquartered in the US and has offices in a number of other countries.
This product is mass manufactured by Hach company, which has manufacturing facilities located over several places including; the US in Ames and Iowa, Cork (Ireland), Berlin (Germany), and Vaulx-en-Velin (France).
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
For purchase, users must contact the Hach company which is based in the US, Germany, France, and various sales and service departments around the world. See Hach contact information in research and standards.
Distributions to Date Status
The Hach Drinking Water Test Kit includes all necessary apparatus and reagents for chemistry and microbiological testing. Chlorine and nitrate are determined using Hach’s color disc visual comparator methods, and total and fecal coliforms are directly detected in the field with the portable incubator. The kit includes the following: portable incubator and rack, UV lamp, Whirlpak bags w/thiosulfate, Pocket Pal pH and TDS testers, thermometer, permanent marker, test kit components and reagents (100 tests each) for Free and Total Chlorine and Nitrate, and pH buffers. For specifics on each test method see research and standards section. For instructions on Instrument use and procedures view the manual in research and standards section.
Users can contact the Hach company for technical support, service requests, sales, or for questions about this product.
Spare parts and kit consumables are available to be purchased at Hach company.
Hach products purchased and used in the U.S. have a one-year warranty against any defects due to faulty workmanship unless otherwise noted in the product manual. This does not apply to consumable products or components such as chemical reagents, lamps, and tubing.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The Hach Drinking Water Test Kit was designed to measure free and total chlorine, nitrate, pH, Total Suspended Solids TDS, and Total Coliforms and E. coli in order to contribute to ensuring water quality for people around the world.
Vetted Performance Status
Users are asked to read the entire instruments and procedures manual before attempting to unpack, set up or operate this instrument. Users are also advised to pay close attention to all warnings, cautions and notes. Failure to do so may result in injury to the operator or damage to the equipment. Of Additional note, this product contains mercury, which should be disposed of according to local, state and federal regulations.
Complementary Technical Systems
Required accessories include germicidal cloths.
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations
All the Hach product including the drinking Water Test Kit has been EPA approved.
The product is evaluated for the removal of bacteria, chlorine, nitrate, and pH using various evaluation methods.