Potable Water Test Kits

Drinking water is the most important part of our food!


Clean drinking water is the basic requirement for the health of your crew.


Many available options allow individual study of local regulations.


Bacterial and microorganism contamination is a common cause of disease.

International regulations regarding the Potable Water Quality Monitoring and Control were driven by the World Health Organization (WHO) via its International Health Regulations (IHR). And soon enough adapted for on-board potable water, as part of the overall Ship Sanitation Certificate. MLC 2006 does apply to all seagoing vessels and is in force since the 20th August 2013. Monitoring and control compliance procedures are laid out in the Guide for Ship Sanitation detailing:

  • The systems that require monitoring,
  • The method and frequency,
  • The record keeping requirements

Simple regular assessment and testing of the potable water system for microbiological activity, biocide (disinfection control) and implementing a correct control scheme (i.e. temperature monitoring), will ultimately reduce the risk of a disease and save lives.

The CMT Potable Water Test Kit enables ships staff to monitor the quality of the drinking water on board the ship by providing tests for important operational control parameters and verification tests for bacteria that can be of risk to human health. The range of tests can be used on the ship either as a standalone control solution or as a supplement to laboratory analysis, dependant on flag state guidelines.

CMT is offering 2 different versions of the Potable Water Test Kit. The standard version includes tests for Aerobic Bacteria as well as E Coli. The Full Potable Water Test Kit extends the standard test kit with tests for Enterococci and Pseudomonas bacteria. Both Test Kits include a Digital Incubator to ensure consistent results with same conditions on every test.


  • Test kit for E.coli and coliforms
  • Helps you meet MLC 2006 recommendations for drinking water quality.
  • Reveals a complex and robust sample incubator.
  • USB with training material

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Your Benefits

  • The incubator ensures that you get consistent test results.
  • Additional test kits may be added as needed to meet the requirements of the flag state and / or the company.
  • USB training material supports you with crew training and competence.

Ordering Information


Standard Potable Water Test Kit

Full Potable Water Test Kit

Marine Potable Bacteria Test Kit

Reagents (Full refill of respective Test Kit)

Standard Potable Water Kit Consumables

Full Potable Water Test Kit Consumables

Potable Chlorine Test Kit Consumables

Potable Bacteria Test Kit Consumables