Request for feedback on setting requirements

Under the Water Services Act 2021 Taumata Arowai is required to set requirements for laboratories covering areas such as the criteria and standards for accreditation for a laboratory and the notification requirements for laboratories relating to the analysis of drinking water.

We propose to incorporate the following two documents as references into these requirements as they provide internationally recognised criteria and standards for accreditation of laboratories: 

  1. Supplementary Criteria for Accreditation Ministry of Health Register of Water Testing Laboratories (Sixth Edition November 2020)

  2. ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories 


We're interested in your feedback. Please email us at by 17 November 2021.