Drinking Water Laboratory Certification
General Info - Statewide Certification
This Maryland certification assures the reliability of the Safe Drinking Water Act compliance samples analyzed by state-certified laboratories. Providing high-quality data is critical to evaluating public water systems and is the primary means of evaluating the safety of the drinking water supplies. The certification is for both in-state and out-of-state laboratories that analyze drinking water samples for water systems in Maryland. Laboratories may by either government-owned or privately owned.
Obtaining the Certification
Ready to get your certification? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
New laboratories must pass performance testing for each parameter and have approved standard operating procedures and quality assurance procedures.
In addition an on-site evaluation must be completed by the Department or an approved third party agency for in-state laboratories.
An out-of-state laboratory that is requesting certification in Maryland must hold certification in their home state or from the EPA in order to receive reciprocal certification.
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What laws and regulations give Maryland Department of Environment the legal authority to issue this approval?
FEDERAL: Safe Drinking Water Act; 40 Code of Federal Regulations 141.28
STATE: Environment Article, Title 9 Subtitle 10; COMAR 26.08.05.