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Drinking Water Certification

The Idaho Bureau of Laboratories certifies laboratories for the chemical and microbiological testing of drinking water from public water systems as part of the primacy agreement between the State of Idaho and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Laboratories are certified for microbiology, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and radiochemistry analytes and methods.

Equipment and procedures employed by laboratories certified by the State of Idaho conform to the provisions and QA standards in the EPA Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water and to rules and regulations governing certification of Idaho water quality laboratories. The certification authority for the State of Idaho is Bureau Chief, Christopher Ball, Ph.D.

Drinking Water Laboratory Certificates

Contact Information

Chemistry Section Manager:
  Ernie Bader
  (208) 334-2235 x 290
  (208) 334-4067 (fax)
  badere@dhw.idaho.gov

Microbiological Certification Officer:
  Sandra Radwin
  radwins@dhw.idaho.gov

Inorganic Chemistry
Certification Officer:
  Hank Huang
  huangh@dhw.idaho.gov

Organic Chemistry,
Certification Officer:
  Lisa Beasley-Morrison
  beasleyl@dhw.idaho.gov