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Drinking Water Testing Services

An abundant supply of safe, clean drinking water is essential to all human life on earth. Pace® has led the industry in providing advanced drinking water testing services for more than three decades. Our services cover multiple categories of water analysis, including drinking water, bottled water, commercial and private wells, and drinking water sources, such as groundwater and surface water. Here are just a few of ways we’ve set the pace for drinking water testing services.


Drinking Water Testing FAQs

How Is Drinking Water Regulated?

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) gives the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to administer several programs related to contaminants in drinking water.The EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Program (UCMR) monitors emerging contaminants that may be impacting the nation’s public water systems and human health. The SDWA also gives the EPA the authority to set National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR) and enforce limits on contaminants in drinking water. Limits may also be set by states, but they may not exceed EPA’s NPDWR limits.

What Is UCMR 5?

The EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) is designed to collect data on contaminants suspected to be present in drinking water but that do not yet have health-based standards set under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). A revised list of up to 30 contaminants is selected every five years. UCMR 5 is the fifth UCMR round to be implemented and includes testing requirements for lithium and 29 PFAS in drinking water.

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Pace® Water Testing Services Provide Defensible Results

The EPA and many states set limits on the level of contaminants allowable in the nation’s drinking water. Under the SDWA, states are allowed to set more stringent requirements than those stipulated under SDWA regulations, but may not weaken them. Protecting public health and mitigating risks requires reliable, fast testing services with defensible results. Pace® has provided compliance testing and other drinking water analysis services for more than three decades.

Our drinking water testing services include:

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