The Wa­ter Sup­ply and Sew­er­age Author­ity ( WSSA) has com­mis­sioned a brand new Cen­tral Wa­ter Lab­o­ra­tory build­ing where up to 70 types of tests will be con­ducted for in­spect­ing the qual­ity of wa­ter. Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials, the author­ity used to per­form 25 types of tests to check wa­ter qual­ity be­fore open­ing the new lab­o­ra­tory. The Cen­tral Wa­ter Lab­o­ra­tory was first opened as one of the largest lab­o­ra­to­ries in Mon­go­lia in Novem­ber 2009 through the sec­ond phase of the Ulaan­baatar Public Util­ity En­hance­ment Project, car­ried out with a con­ces­sional loan from the World Bank. WSSA has equiped the new build­ing of the lab­o­ra­tory with more than 150 equip­ment and tech­nolo­gies man­u­fac­tured in coun­tries such as the USA, Aus­tralia, Ja­pan, Italy, South Korea, China, Sin­ga­pore, and Switzer­land.

Mayor of Ulaan­baatar S.Bat­bold at­tended the open­ing cer­e­mony on Septem­ber 8 and pre­sented a speech.

“I’d like to thank WSSA staff on be­half of all res­i­dents in the cap­i­tal for com­mis­sion­ing a new Cen­tral Wa­ter Lab­o­ra­tory build­ing that has been equipped with the lat­est tech­nolo­gies and equip­ment with their own funds. They’re dili­gently putting ef­fort to ful­fil their re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure the qual­ity and safety of the public wa­ter sup­ply 24 hours a day.”

The lab­o­ra­tory ex­am­ines the qual­ity of wa­ter in over 950 ar­eas, in­clud­ing their deep wells, reser­voirs, pump sta­tions, wa­ter kiosks, and wa­ter ma­chines un­til the wa­ter is de­liv­ered to con­sumers.

The lab­o­ra­tory’s re­search team for chem­i­cal com­po­si­tion and micro­organ­isms of sewage wa­ter used to con­duct 20 to 25 types of mi­cro and macro tests on the qual­ity of wa­ter go­ing to and out of waste­water treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties. With the new build­ing and equip­ment, the team is now able to con­duct 25 more tests, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials.

Spe­cial­ists of the Cen­tral Wa­ter Lab­o­ra­tory will reg­u­larly mon­i­tor the qual­ity of wa­ter based on five main in­di­ca­tors to en­sure its safety.

Spe­cial­ist per­form­ing a wa­ter test at the newly opened lab­o­ra­tory

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