Category Archives: California Environmental Testing Laboratories

Introducing Our New Website!

Babcock Labs has completely revamped its website to enhance your user experience! Enjoy intuitive, user-friendly navigation, digitized forms and documents, seamless compatibility with your smartphone and tablet, and much more! Our new site includes an integrated blog, which means that as of … Continue reading

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Babcock Labs Website Down for Maintenance

The Babcock Labs website will be down for maintenance beginning the evening of Friday, July 7th, and ending on Sunday, July 10th, 2017. Some pages may appear incorrectly or be unavailable during this time, however, this maintenance will not affect the … Continue reading

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CA ELAP Update: State Water Board Considers Final Recommendations

The arduous journey to fix laboratory accreditation in California and improve the reliability of all regulatory data quality produced by CA accredited labs reached another significant milestone last month. On May 3rd the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water … Continue reading

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Babcock Labs Fully Approved for UCMR 4 Testing!

Babcock Laboratories, Inc. is officially an EPA approved laboratory for UCMR 4! We are now fully approved by the U.S. EPA for all UCMR 4 analyses. Click here to view our approval certificate. Starting in 2018, approximately 6,000 public water systems (PWSs) … Continue reading

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Lead in Our Schools: The Case for Testing

Many school districts have participated in the State Water Resources Control Board’s new lead testing program, which requires local water agencies to provide free lead testing to any K-12 schools they service. One such school district, San Diego Unified, has … Continue reading

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Water Quality: New Objectives for Mercury

The State Water Resources Control Board has adopted new water quality objectives for mercury. These new rules are meant to protect public health and wildlife by limiting mercury in all inland surface waters, enclosed bays, and estuaries in California. The … Continue reading

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Water Reclamation and Reuse: $23.6 Million for Projects and Studies

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded $23.6 million for water reclamation and reuse projects and studies. California is among seven states to receive funding, with many projects located in Southern California. As the press release from the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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The Bold History of Earth Day

Did you know that Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement of 1970?  The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a Democratic … Continue reading

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Leading the Way: Babcock Labs Senior Chemist to Present Innovative Method Development on PFCs

We are very pleased to announce that our Senior Chemist David Schiessel has had three presentations accepted to the National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC)! Mr. Schiessel will contribute two oral presentations and one poster presentation on his innovative research and method development concerning … Continue reading

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Drinking Water Workshop: Attend the Next DWW at Babcock Labs

Babcock Labs will hold its 4th semi-annual Drinking Water Workshop on Thursday, May 18th. To register click here. For more information about what the workshop entails, click here or read below: It is challenging for any sample technician or operator … Continue reading

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