We all need water to survive, but how can we tell if we’re getting great-quality water?

Fortunately, in South Africa, we refer to the South African National Standards (SANS) 241:2015 as a guideline to test and monitor our water’s quality.

This means our water gets tested by independent laboratories, and we’re pleased to say that our water meets SANS standards on four critical levels:

  • Microbiological Compliance
  • Chemical Compliance
  • Acute Health Compliance; and
  • Aesthetic Compliance

1. Microbiological Compliance

Microbiological compliance is defined in SANS 241:2015 as “the state of a material, product or system being free from microorganisms whose presence may cause illness or injury.”

This guideline aims to ensure that the products, processes, and environments are free from contamination.

This plan includes what tests you should perform on your products, how often you should perform them, how long they should be stored, and whether you will send the tests to an accredited laboratory or test them at your facility

2. Chemical Compliance

Chemical compliance aims to ensure that water is properly treated and distributed.

According to SANS 241:2015, chemical water quality refers to the nature and concentration of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) such as salts, metals and organic chemicals.

Since the municipal drinking water in South Africa consistently tests at a TDS count of 150 or higher, Oasis Water guarantees a TDS count of less than 20 under normal operating conditions.

3. Acute Health Compliance

Acute Health Compliance refers to the condition of water systems that can provide safe drinking water without any health risks.

Companies are Acute Health Compliant when they meet the following criteria:

  • The water quality complies with the WHO Guidelines on Drinking Water Quality, as well as, all other relevant standards and guidelines for drinking water. These include SANS 241:2015 (South African National Standards) and the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).
  • The water quality management system is robust enough to remove health risks associated with drinking water.

4. Aesthetic Compliance

Aesthetic Compliance ensures that water is clean and free of objects, chemicals, and other substances that can alter its quality.

The South African National Standards (SANS) 241:2015 defines this as “the maintenance of water quality parameters within acceptable limits for aesthetic considerations”.

In other words, it’s about guaranteeing that the water you drink tastes good, looks good, and smells good.

5. Bottom Line

Our customers deserve peace of mind when it comes to their drinking water.

That’s why we test our water regularly to ensure it’s SANS-compliant and safe for human consumption.

Make the right choice. Choose Oasis Water.

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