Protecting Public Health and the Environment.
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 the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW). The Idaho Bureau of Laboratories is the certifying authority for the state of Idaho.
DEQ contracts with the Idaho Bureau of Laboratories to certify drinking water laboratories for testing of drinking water from public water systems and to have labs report results according to DEQ-specified formats. The bureau certifies labs for microbiological, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry analytes and methods.
Samples must be submitted in appropriate packaging and accompanied by the proper submission form for the test requested. Information on safely submitting samples can be found in the bureau's Sampling and Submission Guide.
Forms may be downloaded from the Idaho Bureau of Laboratories website or obtained as follows:
Drinking Water Compliance and Enforcement LeadJerri HenryDEQ State OfficeWater Quality Division1410 N. HiltonBoise, ID 83706(208) firstname.lastname@example.org
Labs Certified by Idaho to Perform Drinking Water Analyses
Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water