Water Quality Testing Resources

Water quality testing is a crucial component of water resources management and safe water, sanitation and hygiene systems. Here are some basic resources to help you develop and maintain routine water quality testing programs.

Globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with feces. Microbial contamination of drinking water due to fecal contamination poses the greatest risk to drinking water safety.
(WHO 2022 Fact Sheet)

Microbiologically contaminated drinking water can transmit diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio and is estimated to cause 485 000 diarrhoeal deaths each year.
(WHO 2022 Fact Sheet)

As of 2020, 2 billion people lack safely managed water services, including 1.2 billion people without an improved water source located within a round trip of 30 minutes.
(WHO 2022 Fact Sheet)


Sustainable Water Quality Monitoring

The greatest microbial waterborne risk to health is from ingestion of fecal pathogens in drinking water. Ongoing, routine water quality testing is crucial for the successful development and maintenance of sustainable WASH systems and services and water safety planning.

Complex testing methods that require extensive capacity, resources, time and training risk sacrificing institutional and community engagement. Routine water quality testing by local partners and governments might be abandoned and unsustainable if it’s too difficult to maintain.

The simplicity and flexibility of Aquagenx water quality test kits help prevent these risks. Our tests contribute to building  and maintaining sustainable WASH systems.

Simple, Reliable Water Quality Testing

Aquagenx portable water quality test kits simplify water quality monitoring. They enable transfer of routine water quality testing to local and national governments, water systems, partners and community WASH committees.


  • Easy to learn to use with basic training and capacity
  • Designed for field level, on-site testing in low resource areas
  • Work at variable ambient temperatures, temperature control in incubator not required
  • Ambient temperature incubation ≥25° Celsius
  • Ambient temperature test results in 20-48 hours
  • Reliable color-change test results are easy to interpret
  • Contain very small amount of light weight materials
  • More cost effective in terms of time, training, staffing requirements, transportation, ongoing institutional and community engagement

Mobile Data Tools

The Aquagenx Compartment Bag Test for E. coli is supported on two smart phone apps that automatically calculate tests results, create and map online surveys, share real-time water quality data and much more.