Environmental Services 

Quality Pro Test-Consult Ltd. (QPTest) is a full service environmental laboratory that is locally owned and operated. We take great pride in providing our environmental consulting/ engineering, governmental and industrial clients with reliable and comprehensive organic and inorganic analysis of water & wastewater, soil, biota and waste characterization.

Field Sampling Services 

 

We understand that being a trusted partner can mean more than performing the analyses you need when you deliver the samples to us. Whether you need assistant in monitoring /scheduling and/ or just need us to pick up some samples from time to time - we will be there. Our field technicians are trained in sample collection and control.

 

Each vehicle is stocked daily with sampling supplies. Should you have any needs regarding our field services, please feel free to contact our field services department at (852) 3956 8717.

Water Testing

The quality of drinking water is a universal public health concern, The water supply in Hong Kong has been fulfilling in full compliance with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality.  In accordance with WSD’s guideline, our laboratory provides following water testing service to our customers.:

  • Drinking Water

  • Fresh Water Flushing and Fire Service

  • Swimming Pools Water

  • Quality Water Supply Scheme for Buildings (BEAM Plus 2.0)

  • Cooling Tower

and so on. The brief introduction of each test is in the following. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any inquiries.

Drinking Water

 

Drinking water quality can be affected by the condition of a building’s inside service. To safeguard tap water quality, property owners and building managers are advised to carry out proper maintenance of inside service and regular cleaning of water storage tanks.

The Water Supplies Development (WSD) has developed a comprehensive and extensive water quality monitoring regime through a series of physical, chemical, bacteriological, biological and radiological examinations covering the Hong Kong Drinking Water Standards (HKDWS) and the additional parameters for water quality surveillance and operational monitoring, in total 13 parameters. It applicable on newly installed or replaced inside services for fresh water supply in occupied or unoccupied buildings. For fresh water inside service in unoccupied buildings, the stagnation period is minimum 6 hours. For fresh water inside service in occupied buildings, the stagnation period is minimum 30 minutes.

Acceptance Criteria of Water Sample from

Fresh Water Plumbing System

Table 2 of Appendix 19 of Guide to Application for Water Supply, WSD (October 2019 version) 

Fire Service/ Flushing Water

In accordance with WSD’s guideline, the fire service supply and Non-potable water are requested to fulfill the requirement on water quality testing. It’s mainly focused on the analysis of Physical, Chemical and Bacteriological parameters only.

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Acceptance Criteria of Water Sample from

Fresh Water Flushing and Fire Service Supply

Table 2 of Appendix 19 of Guide to Application for Water Supply, WSD (October 2019 version) 
Swimming Pool Water

 

Swimming and spa pools have often been cited as causes of water borne disease. In order to safeguard the health of the users, the water quality of swimming or spa pools should be checked regularly.

 

According to the Hong Kong Swimming Pools Regulation (Chapter 132CA), the licensee of a swimming pool should make sure the water quality could meet the certain requirements as described in the following table.

Quality water of Swimming Pools Regulation
Hong Kong Swimming Pools Regulation (Chapter 132CA)

Quality Water Supply Scheme for Building

(BEAM Plus 2.0)

BEAM Plus Existing buildings Version 2.0 covers the management, operation, maintenance and improvement of existing buildings of all types and all ages, including commercial, educational, government, industrial, office and residential buildings, hotels, shopping centers and more.

 

Water use is an important part in BEAM Plus. The water testing parameters based on WSD in order to provide water that meets the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The BEAM Plus 2.0 emphasises adoption of water efficient devices and practices, reduction of water use and the quality of potable water, as well as ensures that the quality of fresh water is satisfactory. Plus, it demonstrates the quality of fresh water at all fresh water tanks and all supply points of each water tank meets WSD’s requirements.

Acceptance Criteria of BEAM Plus Existing Building Version 2.0
WSD Circular Letter No. 2/2012, Quality Water Scheme for buildings – Fresh Water (Plus), and Table 2 of Appendix 19 of Guide to Application for Water Supply (October 2019 version) 

Cooling Tower

The Fresh Water Cooling Towers Scheme aim to promote energy-efficient water-cooled air conditioning/cooling tower systems. It monitors the additional water demand and quantity, and quality of bleed-off effluent discharge from the systems which might affect human health and the environmental.

 

The scheme applies to all existing or new nondomestic buildings and other buildings, where the use of fresh water for evaporative cooling is supplied for non-domestic usage within the designated area. For new buildings using FWCTs – A way of ascertaining or improving the end-use energy efficiency and saving energy of the air conditioning system.

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Quality Criteria of Cooling Water
(Monthly Sampling)
EMSD CT3
Quality Criteria of Cooling Water
(Quarterly Sampling)
EMSD CT3
Quality Criteria of Bleed-off Water
(Quarterly Sampling)
EMSD CT3