Laboratory signs contract with water companies

POSTED: 01/24/13 10:13 AM

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Laboratory Services (SLS) and two local water distribution companies, Younique Water & Ice and Heavenly Waters have signed a contract with SLS to have their water tested on a regular basis.

During the signing, Minister of Public Health Cornelius De Weever mentioned that this says a lot about the two companies as they have the lab behind them. “This is great for the marketing of your water and it is good that you both have taken the initiative to have your drinking water up to standards, and for this I want to congratulate you,” De Weever said.

Raymond Peterson of the laboratory services mentioned that the lab uses the standards of the World Health Organization and the NAN standards of the Netherlands, which ensures that the water is up to standard for drinking. “Once the water is tested we send the report to the Inspectorate of Public Health for further handling,” Peterson said.

Minister De Weever further stated that this is the year of water, as government is looking into regulating the testing of water from the wells, and as well for imported bottled water.

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