Hagihon Company performs metallurgical testing in
the public water network. It is done at 60 sampling points in Jerusalem, at 6 sampling
points in Mevaseret Zion, and at 3 sampling points in Abu Ghosh. This is in
accordance with the quality of drinking water regulations.
The test includes concentrations of lead, iron
and copper. The results at the public water network are OK and in order,
and show that the levels of lead, iron and copper in the water are much lower
than permitted by the regulations of the Ministry of Health. The public is
invited to see the latest test results for all communities within the
responsibility of Hagihon Company, which are listed on the company website:
In addition, the results are published in the
annual report sent to the company's customers.
It should be emphasized that Hagihon Company is responsible
for water supply and water quality up to the main meter of the building, and the
customers are responsible for the private plumbing and piping of the building
and the apartments, as well as on the maintenance of the filters and pressure regulators
installed privately. In accordance with the regulations, Hagihon Company
provides metallurgical test services at customer premises. This test, which
includes in addition to lead testing, iron and copper concentrations testing,
costs 531.37 NIS including VAT.