BRITON Water Hygiene Solutions


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Briton Water Hygiene and Solutions provide a range of services to assist with the hygiene of your potable water supply or systems. The presence of contaminants in water can lead to adverse health effects, including gastrointestinal illness, reproductive problems, and neurological disorders. Infants, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people whose immune systems are compromised because of AIDS, chemotherapy, or transplant medications, may be especially susceptible to illness from some contaminants.

Water Supply contamination can occur at source, treatment, in reservoirs, and throughout the reticulation system as a result of poor hygiene practices during the installation of new equipment (including pipes, valves, fittings, and reservoirs), inspections, repairs, and maintenance activities.

Our goal is to be the first point of call by our customer to provided our wide range of technical skills and through accredited laboratory.

Water quality must be assessed at source and monitored throughout the source, treatment, reticulation, and distribution systems in order to guarantee its quality and to comply with current and proposed New Zealand legislation.

Briton Water Hygiene and Solutions provides services that ensure that water supply or system are free from disease-causing organism keeping drinking-water safe to New Zealanders.

Briton Water Hygiene Solutions core services include:

Water Mains Chlorination

Water Mains Swabbing

Water Mains Commissioning & Pressure Testing

Water Tank Cleaning & Chlorination

Water Testing

Briton Water Hygiene and Solutions has successfully completed a range of challenging projects such as new installation water supply line, large scale water distribution line inspections, underground water supply leak repair, water tanks inspections, fire hydrants & water supply line preventative maintenance inspections, areawide water distribution line monitoring and more.

We however always cater for any clients requesting small one-off inspections such water supply line, residential or marine leak detection, etc.

There is no job too big or small for our team. Briton Water Hygiene and Solutions for every water supply problem.

Water Mains Chlorination

Briton undertakes independent water mains flushing and chlorination your new or existing water mains. Our skilled technicians use specialist equipment to ensure both a consistent dosing of chlorine and maintain water supply integrity, which is a must when carrying out a chlorination on a potable mains supply. After the chlorination we can provide extensive water testing services through a NZ certified laboratory to give confidence in the cleanliness of water systems.

Local networks new watermains disinfection procedure

Local network temporary watermains disinfection procedures

Local Network Disinfection Procedures for Emergency and Planned Repairs

Water Mains Swabbing

Briton Water Hygiene and Solutions provides effective cleaning to all loose deposits, slimes, and other residues from the interior of water supply mains that form part of the authority's water distribution system.

Water mains swabbing can be vital to the commissioning of a new water mains. BRITON provides mains swabbing from 63mm to 200+mm (See table below). Water mains swabbing serves two purposes, to clean debris as well as remove air form the pipeline.

Briton also provides CCTV inspection before swabbing the main (>100mm internal diameter) thus will ensure that no foreign material or not fully opened valve will minimize the risk of a failure to exit.

Water Mains Commissioning & Pressure Testing

BRITON offers independent water mains commissioning and pressure testing to your requirements. With the collaboration of advanced technology, the use of pressure data logger provides a time frame scenario during the activity.

The main purpose of this activity is to ensure that there in no leaks coming out from the pipeline fittings and joints. One of the more unlikely safety risks was structural failure as the pipeline and supporting structure was being dynamically loaded and operated for the first time.

Briton provides a systematic procedure on every testing that are suited within the requirements.

Briton Water Hygiene Solutions core services include:

Constant pressure test (water loss method) – PVC, DI, GRP, and steel pipelines

Pressure decay test for PE pipe larger than DN200 or longer than 250m

Pressure rebound test for PE up to DN 200

Water Tank Cleaning & Chlorination

Although many components of a water system are buried and out of sight, water tanks may find standing tall on surface ground, inside, above, or under the building. However, like all parts of a water distribution system, storage tanks need to be properly maintained to help ensure safe, clean drinking water.

We provide tank pump-out and high-pressure cleaning by certified confined space technicians, once clean outs complete, we offer refill and testing as required. We also have trained divers as an option to do inspection with all their gear and clothes thoroughly disinfected before they set foot in the tank.

Cleaning can help prolong a tank's life, particularly when it comes to its protective coating. Regular tank maintenance also keeps the tank in service longer than if no repairs were done. Tanks with cathodic protection should be cleaned and disinfected every five years, according to the National Fire Protection Association. However, if a tank doesn't have cathodic protection, cleaning and disinfection should occur every three years.

Effective maintenance is key to identifying issues early and responding to adverse conditions promptly to ensure distribution system water quality and quantity.

Water Testing

We provide one-off and routine sampling and testing of potable water systems, including storage tanks, private reservoirs or your bore supply. With our portable testing kit, results can be given to our customers in a short time. And for more sampling analysis for water related disease and contaminants, Briton is in partnership of reputable Laboratory testing thus caters our customer the best reliable and quality analysis services.

Briton provides the following water sampling analysis:

pH, Total Alkalinity and Total Hardness


Free Chlorine



Total Chlorine

Hydrogen Sulphide


Depending on the source of your water supply the surrounding environment can largely impact the water quality.  Many of the contaminants found in drinking water are colourless and odourless which can have serious health implications.

Briton Detection & Inspection offer water hygiene services in Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay Of Plenty regions to the Civil, Industrial, Residential and Government sectors.

We adhere to strict H&S systems to minimize any risk when operating on your site. Contact us now on 021 779 588 for any inquiries.