To help with monitoring the water quality, Het Waterlaboratorium takes samples, analyses them and, based on the results, provides advice on, for example, more efficient monitoring of the water quality per application. Helping occurs, for example, if a hospital has to perform a mandatory measurement program, for example, as the water consumption is above a certain legal limit, or if the drinking water undergoes treatment, such as softening. Another example is the water used for steam sterilizers, for which strict requirements apply in accordance with NEN-EN 285. Het Waterlaboratorium helps to examine if requirements are being met.
Besides, dialysis centers from the Netherlands and abroad, ask Het Waterlaboratorium for help. For example, purified water that is used for the production of dialysis fluid must meet strict requirements according to the “Quality Guideline of the Dutch Federation for Nephrology” (NFN). Also, samples from abroad, for example from Bonaire, are transported to Het Waterlaboratorium for further research. If standards are exceeded, an advisor of Het Waterlaboratorium helps to inform how requirements can be met.