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Contact the Environmental Analysis Lab for Water Quality

For cost of analytical testing or for more information, please call (931) 372-3507 or (931) 372-3061.

Please bring water samples to Prescott Hall, Room 426, between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The lab is closed for Tennessee Tech administrative holidays.

Water Testing and Environmental Lab Support

The Center's Environmental Quality Laboratory supports research and graduate student activities and is well equipped for the analysis of water, wastewater and solid wastes. Click on the links to the left to learn more about the different laboratory capabilities.

Drinking Water Links

The EPA's primary drinking water standards apply to public water systems and are legally enforceable. They also have a list of secondary drinking water standards, which are non-enforceable. These secondary standards offer guidelines for regulating contaminants that may cause cosmetic or aesthetic effects. You may find both the primary and secondary EPA standards, along with an explanation of health effects and possible sources in drinking water at the following website:

Private Drinking Water Wells

The EPA does not regulate private drinking water wells. Some states and local governments do set rules for these. You should contact your local government or state drinking water office to see if rules apply in your area. The EPA has a wealth of information on private drinking water wells that can be found at the following website:

The EPA also has a booklet on the following website that contains information every private drinking water well owner should read. Page 4 of this booklet contains a quick reference list of noticeable problems that can be especially useful

For information on private well disinfection and water sampling, please visit:

Bottle Drinking Water

For questions about bottled water regulation, a good source is the International Bottled Water Association. Please visit the following website for more information:

Bottled drinking water is regulated by the FDA. Please visit the following website for more information on their requirements:

Many times states will impose stricter guidelines. Please check with your state's drinking water program for more information.


Dan Dodson

Daniel Dodson, Lab Manager
Phone 931-372-3061
Fax: (931) 372-6346

Phillip Burr

Phillip Burr, Academic Support Associate IV
Phone 931-372-3507
Fax: (931) 372-6346

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Michael Kuley, Research Assistant I
Phone 931-372-3067
Fax: (931) 372-6346

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Sandy Dodson, Administrative Associate III
Phone 931-372-3507
Fax: (931) 372-6346