Jun 17, 2011

UL Becomes First Laboratory Certified for Water Testing in All 50 States

Final state certification will take effect July 1

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

In accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program, states assume primacy for enforcing the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and are responsible for certifying laboratories that conduct analyses against the requirements of the 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 Hank Lambert, general manager of UL Global Food and Water Businesses. “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.”

In addition to being certified in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, the company is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to certify water products. UL is also an approved certifier of water products that meet the criteria of the EPA’s WaterSense program, which identifies and promotes the use of water-efficient products.