Category Archives: Drinking Water Analysis

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 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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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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Babcock Labs Featured in ELAP Newsletter

Babcock Laboratories was featured in the State Board’s ELAP newsletter this month. The newsletter includes a section called, “Environmental Laboratory Corner,” in which our CEO, Allison Mackenzie, provided insight into ELTAC’s recent deliberations concerning Fields of Testing (FOTs) within the … Continue reading

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State Board Notice: Lead Testing in Schools

On January 17th, the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water (DDW) announced its new program which encourages California schools to work with their local water providers to sample for the presence of lead in their drinking water. … Continue reading

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Year in Review: A Look Back on 2016

By Babcock Labs CEO, Allison Mackenzie I think it’s safe to say that 2016 has been a rollercoaster year. As we anxiously anticipate what 2017 has in store, I would like to reflect on some of Babcock Labs’ highlights of … Continue reading

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Is Chromium 6 Contaminating U.S. Public Water Systems?

A new report on chromium 6 levels in public water systems has caused a lot of commotion lately, prompting many Americans to ask, “Is chromium 6 contaminating U.S. public water systems?” To address this important question, the Santa Ana Watershed Project … Continue reading

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Next Drinking Water Workshop on November 17

Babcock labs will hold its 3rd semi-annual Drinking Water Workshop on Thursday, November 17th. 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 to … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not: CA Plans for Direct Potable Reuse of Recycled Water

California is likely to be the first state to embrace recycled wastewater as a potable drinking water supply after the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) released a report on the feasibility of regulating direct potable reuse of recycled water. … Continue reading

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