Environmental Laboratory Licensure

Drinking Water Facility Information

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The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Environmental Laboratory Licensure program has put this page together for Facilities testing drinking water that need additional information regarding exempt testing, use of licensed laboratories, or becoming licensed by the Office of Laboratory Licensure and Certification.

At any time, you may contact the Office of Laboratory Licensure and Certification at (602) 364-0720 for assistance.


Checklists, Spreadsheets, Example Bench Sheets, and SOP Templates

The ADHS Environmental Laboratory Licensure program has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information it provides in the following checklists, spreadsheets, and bench sheets. The following are to be used as tools to assist facilities in performing the approved methods correctly. Please read the Disclaimer prior to using any of the spreadsheets or bench sheets. The checklists are provided as examples of what surveyors will be looking for when performing an onsite visit.

Training Information

ADHS will be providing training in October 2012 for drinking water facilities. ADHS has posted training presentations and/or information below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Office at (602) 364-0720. These training classes provided basic information on the regulations and detailed discussions and demonstrations of the approved methodologies.

ADHS may provide additional training in the future, which will be posted here or you may contact our Office to be placed on a notification list.

Method References

Provided below are the approved method references for exempt compliance testing. A complete list of approved methods is available by accessing our rules or application, see links in the Environmental Licensure Information section of the page. Please note that those methods that are available free of charge are provided on this page, all other methods are considered proprietary and must be purchased from the organization or company.

  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control Document (This document is pending.) Required for all drinking water exempt methods compliance testing.
  • Individual Methods:
    • EPA 180.1 EPA method for turbidity.
    • Hach Water Analysis Handbook Procedures, 5th Edition This HACH handbook provides the methods currently available to users. Select the appropriate letter for the analysis of choice, for example "p" for pH and "c" for chlorine. Then select the appropriate analysis, "chlorine total" and that will take you to a page with all the HACH water analysis methods. Please note that not all HACH methods are approved by ADHS.
    • Standard Methods Online This web site takes you to the Standard Methods store where you can search for and purchase methods.
    • National Environmental Methods Index (NEMI) NEMI provides information about approved methods and provides access to EPA methods.

Note: All files are PDF format unless otherwise stated.