(a)  Water samples shall be analyzed in the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health or a certified laboratory.

(b)  A water sample shall be tested for total coliform bacteria and if present, further analyzed for the presence of fecal coliform bacteria or E. coli.

(c)  A water sample shall be analyzed for Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Fluoride, Lead, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Nitrate, Nitrite, Selenium, Silver, Sodium, Zinc and pH.

(d)  Testing protocols shall follow EPA methods as published in the applicable sections of the most recent 40 CFR 141 and 143, Federal Register updates and the North Carolina Drinking Water Laboratory Certification rules of Section 10A NCAC 42D.  Copies may be obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration through their website at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 87-97;

Eff. July 1, 2008.