Underwriters Laboratories: First Lab Certified to Provide Nationwide Water Testing

June 13, 2011
Beginning July 1, the lab’s Alaska state certification will allow workers to provide services for all 50 states and Puerto Rico

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) announced that the company has become the first laboratory approved to conduct water-testing services in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Beginning July 1, UL's Alaska state certification will allow the company to offer approved water testing services across the entire U.S.

In accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program, states assume primacy for enforcing the Safe Drinking Water Act and are responsible for certifying laboratories that conduct analyses against the requirements of this act. Each state maintains a certification program that requires laboratories to successfully analyze designated testing samples, demonstrate approved methods and pass periodic inspections.

"UL is proud to be the first and only laboratory certified to provide water testing services in all 50 states and Puerto Rico," said UL Global Food and Water Businesses General Manager Hank Lambert. "The breadth of our state certifications speaks to the unmatched quality of our analytical services. We are now able to provide public water systems across the U.S. with what we feel is an unmatched experience in analytical expertise and customer service."

Source: Underwriters Laboratories Inc.