The Water Resources Board was established in 1966 by the parliament of Sri Lanka under act No. 29 of 1964 as an advisory body on Water Resources in Sri Lanka. The act was amended in 1999 to enable WRB to pay more emphasis on matters pertaining to groundwater resources in Sri Lanka.
Water Resources Board testing labs are leading water testing laboratories that specializes in analyzing of ground water on drinking purpose.
Laboratory staff is trained not only on the tests they perform but on the basics of water operations which allows them to understand why they are performing the tests they perform. We are accredited in accordance with SLAB (Sri Lanka Accreditation Board) and commit to providing defensible data at a competitive price with first-class customer service.
The Water Resources Board’s Water Quality Laboratory including five laboratories in four districts is a full service laboratory that specializes in water analytical chemistry. The laboratories primary mission is to support WRB programs that require water quality analyses, by providing reliable chemical data for national assessment and groundwater trend analysis. This mission directly supports the WRB, which also mean providing the nation with reliable water quality information to help decision makers manage the Nation’s groundwater resources. This is how laboratories contribute in above aspects
- High quality chemical. Microbiological and heavy metal data
- Quality assurance for determining long term water quality trends
- Professional motivated staff and highly trained and talented work force
The laboratories offer comprehensive services through a dedicated and loyal laboratory staff that includes Chemists and Water Analysts. Administrative and technical responsibilities in all five all laboratories are handled by Chemists.
All the analytical examinations of water samples collected from well monitoring programs, various ground water developments projects conducted by WRB throughout the country and water samples from commercial parties were taken care of, and Chemical, Microbiology and Heavy metal analysis reports were issued by these five laboratories.
Facilities Available in Water Resources Board Laboratories
Central laboratory and other regional laboratories are providing services for public by analyzing water for drinking purposes according to APHA, SLS, EPA methods to comply SLS (614:2013).