Environmental Services - Drinking Water Analysis:
Wastewater: Fecal Coliform/E.coli
• 48 - 72 hour test

Drinking Water: Total Coliform/E. coli
• Colisure
• Present/Absent
• 24-hour test

Environmental/Drinking Water
• Total & Fecal Coliforms, E. coli
• Heterotrophic Plate Count
• Solids (TSS, TS, TDS, TDVS, TDFS)

Drinking Water
• Chlorinated Herbicides
• Chlorinated Pesticides
• Fumigants
• HAAs
• Microbiologicals
• PCB screening
• Primary Inorganics
• Primary Metals
• Secondary Inorganics
• Secondary Metals
• Semivolatiles by GC/MS
• Trihalomethanes
• Volatiles by GC/MS

James R. Reed and Associates maintains Drinking Water Certification by the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services for the State of Virginia. Our department of microbiology, as well as inorganic and organic analyses, have certified parameters for drinking water. For more information about drinking water visit EPA's website at Drinking Water Contaminants.

For drinking water analysis, James R. Reed and Associates is certified for IDSE in VA. We are also approved by the EPA to analyze samples for UCMR2. For a list of approved UCMR2 labs visit EPA Approved Laboratories.

An Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE) is required as part of Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR). IDSEs are an important part of the Stage 2 DBPR. They are one-time studies conducted by water systems to identify distribution system locations with high concentrations of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with their Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select compliance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR.

EPA Announces Monitoring of 25 unregulated contaminants (UCMR 2):
The Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation supporting the second cycle (UCMR 2) of monitoring was signed on December 20, 2006. The UCMR 2 requires monitoring for 25 contaminants using five analytical methods during 2008-2010. Together EPA, the States, laboratories and public water systems (PWSs) are participating in UCMR 2. For general information on UCMR 2, visit the EPA Safewater web site at Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 2 (UCMR 2) or call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791.