Drinking Water Tank Inspection, laboratory Analysis and Certification

As part of Dubai Municipality keenness to achieve its strategic goals, related to public health and community safety and its ongoing strive for maintaining the highest standards in the emirate of Dubai, the drinking water tank and its appurtenances will be inspected, tested and certified for all residential and commercial buildings leased in the Emirate of Dubai with unbottled source of water. The special tank and general tank will be certified. The Inspection of drinking water tanks for the following sectors will be carried out:

  Drinking water tank Inspection of School buildings

  Drinking water tank Inspection universities

  Drinking water tank Inspection of government buildings

  Drinking water tank Inspection of hospitals

  Drinking water tank Inspection of mosques

  Drinking water tank Inspection of public buildings

  Drinking water tank Inspection of factories

The drinking water tank inspection will be carried out for all types of reservoir- ground, upper and reinforce concrete. The Drinking water tank Inspection will be carried out for varieties of construction material included but not limited to reinforced concrete, fibre glass, galvanised sheet and sanitary plastic. The external circular from food safety department insisting on the drinking water tank inspection for public and private schools operating in the emirate of Dubai.

The drinking water tank inspection will comply to the “Drinking water systems monitoring and Inspection Guideline in Dubai. The inspection process will include taking samples from the competent municipality authorities for testing as the department has developed a comprehensive guide to clean the tanks as a first step and has listed it among the most important strategic priorities as stated in the Local Order 11 of 2003, which has been applied to all food establishments and factories in the emirate. The drinking water sampling will be carried out by Accredited Testing laboratory and the results will be compared with the standards referred in Guideline - Code of Practice for the inspection and cleaning of customer water storage tanks, Drinking Water control unit, Food Safety Department, Dubai Municipality.

DARLSCO will issue technical report on each water tank and the reports will be sent to Water control unit at Food Safety Department, Dubai Municipality. The cleaning company or the owner of the building use will take necessary corrective action in case the Inspection result shows violation or non- conformity.

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