Sunday, January 29, 2023

Water quality testing lab inaugurated at Jotsoma

District water quality testing laboratory accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) was inaugurated by chairman DWSM and Deputy Commissioner, Shanavas C at PHED Water Treatment Plant, Phezhu, Jotsoma on January 5.
According to DIPR report, at the inaugural programme, the DC highlighted the side effects and different chemicals present in the water which not only was harmful to users but for generations to come.
He also spoke about the benefits of the NABL laboratory and said that other developed countries were cautious of what they drink and therefore urged the people to learn and implement it in their daily life.
Urban Division Kohima Lab. head and executive engineer, Er. Subongyanger stated that under Jal Jeevan Mission all the Laboratories were to be NABL accredited and the infrastructure and processes of water testing laboratories should comply with NABL standards and protocols.
The accreditation will ensure a seamless improvement in terms of resources and competence of the laboratories in years to come and help laboratories generate valid results and finally ensure that drinking water supplied in every household in rural/ urban Nagaland was safe for consumption.
He also mentioned the benefits of NABL for the people as an assurance of genuine reports from accurately calibrated testing, confidence in personal performance tests, elimination of the need for re-testing thereby saving money and time, satisfaction from the service provider, and better control of the laboratory operations and feedback.
Earlier, Vibou Seyie chaired the programme and invocation was offered by WATSAN chairman Vithato.
Dziesetseinuo Kiso, Quality Manager (Chemist) gave a brief introduction of the lab and technical report NABL Lab. while a vote of thanks was delivered by district co-ordinator, Ashale Seb.

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