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Drinking water testing centres Approval

The drinking water tests prescribed by the Drinking Water Ordinance (TrinkwV 2001), including sampling, may only be carried out by laboratories that have been approved as drinking water testing centres.

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality.

This procedure can also be handled through a "point of single contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

Find your point of single contact in the service provider portal Lower Saxony

Which documents are required?

  • Accreditation certificate
  • Accreditation notice incl. attachments
  • Proof of professional qualification

What are the fees?

The amount of the fees results - according to Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony No. 49.2.5.1 - depending on time required. However, a minimum of EUR 35.00 and a maximum of EUR 700.00 will be charged.

Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule (AllGO)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

Processing duration

Processing Time: 1 Month
§ 3 paragraph 1 no. 7 Lower Saxony Ordinance on Processing of administrative proceedings for the execution of federal law on a single body and on processing deadlines (NeSVO)

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.