Drinking Water Quality Testing
To assure the quality of drinking water supplies by testing for chemical and microbiological contaminants.
What we do
Identify and quantify chemical and microbiological contaminants in public drinking water supplies as mandated by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and state regulations.
Test private well water samples submitted by homeowners using the same methodology to ensure safe potable water supplies for individual homes.
Participate in the national Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) and the Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA), a network of laboratories qualified to provide water testing support to the EPA, states and municipalities in response to incidents of contamination that impair public water supplies.
Expanded the kinds of perfluoro- and polyfluoro- alkyl substituted compounds measured in drinking water samples in response to increasing concerns of their impact on safe drinking water supplies.
Maintain USEPA Safe Drinking Water laboratory certification to analyze regulated chemical and microbiological contaminants in drinking water.
Maintain capacity to identify harmful blue-green algae and measure the concentration of cyanotoxins released when harmful algal blooms occur in water supply reservoirs.