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Information for Laboratories

Under provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), laboratories must be certified by the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) to perform microbiological and chemical analysis of drinking water for public water systems in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Office of Drinking Water (ODW) of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has been given primary authority in the Commonwealth of Virginia to oversee the requirements of SDWA. The ODW receives the data that results from the analysis of drinking water samples, and the Lab Admin Group in the ODW is here to assist those certified laboratories with the reporting of analytical results. We will be happy to help you with the electronic reporting program, as well as answer any laboratory related questions and/or concerns that you may have. Please reference our Laboratory FAQ’s document, or contact us at

General Laboratory Reporting Information

Electronic Reporting Information

Last Updated: 02-24-2016

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