EPA Awards Contract for Small Public Water Systems
UL will provide testing services for public water systems serving fewer than 10,000 people
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) has won a contract from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test samples from small public water systems serving 10,000 people or fewer for contaminants listed in the third cycle of EPA's Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3) program.
Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, every five years EPA identifies a new list of contaminants suspected in public water systems that may warrant regulation. The UCMR program is designed to provide data to EPA to help determine whether new regulations are needed to protect public health. Since the inception of the UCMR program in 2001, UL has supported EPA in this effort.
During a 12-month period between January 2013 and December 2013, approximately 800 EPA-selected small public water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people will be required to monitor for 21 contaminants, and 480 EPA-selected small systems will be required to monitor for seven additional contaminants.
UL is approved by EPA to perform all methods required for UCMR 3 List 1 and List 2 contaminants.
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