Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program
To protect the United States drinking water supply from potentially harmful contamination, Congress in 1974 passed the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The SDWA includes a requirement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implement a Laboratory Certification Program. States with primacy are given principal enforcement responsibility to ensure that public and private laboratories that test drinking water for compliance purpose are meeting and maintaining the requirements for certification.
Public and private laboratories certified in the State are inspected triennially by a team of Certification Officers, each experienced in their respective discipline. Additionally, laboratories must maintain satisfactory participation in proficiency testing water studies each year. The water studies validate the laboratories ability to successfully process and analyze a sample following an EPA approved methodology.
Microbiology Chief Certification Officer (304)558-3530 x2710
Tom Ong Tom.L.Ong@wv.gov
Tracy Goodson Tracy.G.Goodson@wv.gov
Mike Flesher Mike.A.Flesher@wv.gov
Chemistry Chief Certification Officer (304)965-2694 x2222
Gregory Young Gregory.W.Young@wv.gov
Patrick Marchio Patric.L.Marchio@wv.gov
List of West Virginia Certified Drinking Water Laboratories
Certification Update Page – Regulatory updates as it relates to Drinking Water Laboratory Certification.
FORMS, PROCEDURES, AND POLICES
Final Legislative Rule CSR 64-03-13 – West Virginia State Code for the Certification of Laboratories to conduct drinking water test
Corrective Action Form – An outline for submitting a report detailing the corrective actions taken by a laboratory for a failed proficiency testing water study (PTWS) result(s).
EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water – Main Website
Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water – EPA requirements laboratories must meet to analyze drinking water compliance samples.
Analytical Methods Approved for Drinking Water Compliance Monitoring – EPA Listing of approved test methods for the determination of contaminants in drinking water for regulatory compliance reporting
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations – Rules published by the Federal Goverment
EPA Water Science – EPA Office of Science and Technology is responsible for developing sound, scientifically defensible standards, criteria, advisories, guidelines, limitations and standards guidelines under the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act