Water analysis

Drinking water

We regularly inspect water from public water suppliers, local governments, industrial plants and private water supplies, in particular according to the the requirements of the Drinking Water Ordinance (TrinkwV) and the Raw Water Analysis Ordinance (RUV) and are also available to give you advice and support.

Our services include:

  • Qualified sampling by our accredited samplers
  • Testing all microbiological, chemical and physicochemical parameters according to the Drinking Water Ordinance (TrinkwV)
  • Raw water analyses and inspection of treatment plants
  • Special analyses such as for pesticides and their metabolites
  • Transfer of analysis data to the drinking water information system Rhineland-Palatinate (TWISTweb), Baden-W├╝rttemberg (Octoware) and Hesse (Teis)
  • Creation of monitoring programs
  • Emergency call service for contract customers as part of an action plan


Groundwater is monitored through regular and targeted analysis of relevant parameters. Clients for groundwater monitoring are competent authorities, engineering offices, and public water suppliers.
For over 25 years, Institut Kuhlmann has been commissioned by the State Institute for the Environment, Measurements, and Nature Conservation of Baden-W├╝rttemberg (LUBW) to sample and analyze groundwater.


We check wastewater for compliance with threshold values, for example, for the discharge of wastewater into the public sewer system which requires prior approval.

Monitoring of water quality in swimming pools and spas

We assist public and private operators of pools, wellness, therapy and spa facilities with the monitoring of pool water quality in accordance with DIN 19643: 2012. This standard specifies the requirements for the quality of swimming and bathing pool water.

In addition to optimal water quality, visitors expect perfect hygienic conditions throughout the facility. We also check the shower water in sanitary areas for Legionella species and the hygienic status of surfaces.

For natural bodies of water and ponds used for swimming, monitoring is specified in EU Directive (2006/7/EC) and state regulations as well as recommendations from the Federal Environment Agency.

Institut Kuhlmann has many years of experience in the analysis and monitoring of hygiene in pools and natural bodies of water used for swimming. Our services include:

  • Professional sampling
  • Microbiological, chemical, and physicochemical analysis
  • Report and data transfer
  • Consultation