Laboratory Analysis of Drinking Water Samples
DEQ contracts with the Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (IBOL) to certify drinking water laboratories for testing of drinking water from public water systems. The Idaho Bureau of Laboratories is the certifying authority for Idaho. IBOL certifies laboratories for microbiological, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry analytes and methods. Idaho's Rules Governing Certification of Idaho Water Quality Laboratories (IDAPA 16.02.13) require laboratories to report public drinking water results in a format specified by DEQ.
Reporting Forms and Formats for Certified Laboratories
- Chemical and radiological reporting templates and instructions:
Jerri Henry, DEQ, (208) 373-0471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bacteriological reporting forms and instructions:
Sandra Radwin, DHW, (208) 334-2235 or email@example.com
Sample Submission Procedures
Samples must be submitted in appropriate packaging and accompanied by the proper submission form for the test requested. Public water system operators can obtain sample submission forms on DEQ's PWS Switchboard or through their certified laboratory. A list of certified drinking water laboratories can be found on the Idaho Bureau of Laboratories website.