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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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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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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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EPA to Propose SDWA Regulations Concerning Lead in August

Next month the U.S. EPA is scheduled to propose a new rule to support the goals of the Safe Drinking Water Act and clarify expectations for lead in public water systems. As Sara Jerome of Water Online reported: In August, … Continue reading

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The Drought’s Effect on Water Quality in Southern California

California is in the throes of the worst drought it’s experienced in the last century. The focus thus far has been on water conservation, reclamation, and alternative sources—and rightfully so, given the lack of water available in the State. There … Continue reading

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Flint Fallout: What California Can Learn from the Flint Water Crisis

The Flint water crisis has been called, “a public health disaster that never had to happen.” And rightfully so, as investigation of the incident has uncovered operational, administrative, and regulatory negligence at the local, state, and federal levels. Although the … Continue reading

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Easy as 1,2,3! SWRCB Recommends 1,2,3-TCP Early Monitoring

Last week the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Drinking Water, sent out a letter to all community and non-transient, non-community water systems notifying them that that SWRCB is currently developing regulations to adopt a maximum contaminant level … Continue reading

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Phenomenex Collaborates with Babcock Labs on Application Notes for EPA Methods 544 and 545

As part of its new Luna Omega HPLC column line, Phenomenex has just released its application notes for EPA Methods 544 and 545. Babcock Laboratories played an important role in the development of these notes by offering support and the use of our … Continue reading

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DWMAPS: EPA’s Online Mapping Tool on Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched an online mapping tool with location-specific data on drinking water sources. The Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters (DWMAPS)—developed in consultation with EPA regional drinking water programs, state drinking water regulators, … Continue reading

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Babcock Labs Scores 99.6% on PTs for Summer 2015

Babcock Laboratories, Inc. PT scores for the summer of 2015: The average score for all PT testing was 99.6%, verifying Babcock Labs’ analytical testing expertise and reaffirming Babcock Labs’ reputation as “The Standard of Excellence for Over 100 Years”. Overall Scores: … Continue reading

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