Certification of Drinking Water Laboratories
The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) maintains a State program for the certification of laboratories conducting analyses of drinking water compliance samples. In order to be eligible to analyze compliance samples under the Safe Drinking Water Act, laboratories must meet the minimum criteria specified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water, 5th edition, January 2005, and regulations put forth in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).
Ms. Linda AmesCertified Laboratories
Laboratory Certification Program
Maryland Department of the Environment
Water Supply Program
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 450
Baltimore, Maryland 21230-1708
Phone: (410) 537-3712
Fax: (410) 537-3157
Laboratory Certification Applications and Forms
- Follow this link to access laboratory certification applications and forms. Once on the page, the documents can be found under the section heading Drinking Water Laboratory Certification.
Law and Regulations
Public Drinking Water Sampler Certification Public Drinking Water Sampler Certification Seminar
: This certification assures the reliability of the Safe Drinking Water Act compliance samples submitted to state certified laboratories. Performing the required sampling and testing of public water systems is the primary means of evaluating the safety of the drinking water supply.
This certification is primarily for laboratory personnel, municipal and private water system operators and superintendents, and county and state health department staff.
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