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Ground Water & Drinking Water Analyses

On December 16, 1974, the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was signed into law. It is part of the mandatory national program to protect public health through drinking water safety. The goal of the SDWA is to protect our health by ensuring public water supplies meet national standards. When the SDWA was implemented it:

  • Established a national structure for drinking water protection activities
  • Authorized EPA to establish national, enforceable health standards for contaminants in drinking water
  • Provided for public water system compliance through a federal-state partnership
  • Established public notification to alert customers to water system violations
  • Set up procedures to protect underground sources of drinking water

In 1996, Amendments to the SDWA generated an increase in action taken to protect our rivers, lakes and streams. The Amendments enacted:

  • Required disinfection for all water systems
  • Expanded the number of regulated contaminants and increased the pace of contaminant regulation
  • Required filtration of all surface water supplies, unless strict criteria are met
  • Established a monitoring program for unregulated contaminants

Advanced Technology Laboratories is experienced and certified to perform analyses in support of ground water and drinking water monitoring. Tests ATL offers in these categories include:

  • Total Organic Carbon (EPA 415.1)
  • Perchlorate (EPA 314.0)
  • Metals (EPA 200.7, 200.8, 245.1, 6010B, and 6020)
  • Nonhalogenated Volatile Organics (EPA 8015B)
  • Pesticides & PCBs (EPA 8081A, 8082)
  • Semivolatile Organic Compounds (EPA 8270C)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (EPA 8260B)
  • Wet Chemistry (Various EPA Methods)



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