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NWDLS is very excited to announce its acquisition of the ATKINS Toxicology Laboratory!

We are very pleased to announce that, effective May 27, 2016, the Atkins Toxicology Laboratory merged with North Water District Laboratory Services, Inc. Moving forward, the combined companies will conduct business together under the name North Water District Laboratory Services, Inc. (NWDLS), with both laboratories remaining at their existing locations.

This is a merger of two innovative and professional companies with a history of successfully working together for over thirty years. Both companies hold similar values and business philosophies, with a goal of providing accurate and timely results for our customers. Though we will now operate as one company – NWDLS – you can still rely on the same personal working relationships that you have had in the past. You will still be dealing with the same people and can depend on the same high quality service.

We understand that this merger represents a change in name; however, we want to assure you that our services will not be negatively affected in any way, but rather, will only grow stronger through this merger. We are committed to continue working hard and want to thank you for your loyalty and support. We are confident that this merger will position us to serve you even better.

NWDLS can now perform Low Level Mercury Analysis 

EPA 1631E provides measurement of mercury at previously unachievable, ultra-trace levels in water matrices, in support of state NPDES permits. Mercury is analyzed using Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Ultra-clean sampling techniques (EPA 1669) along with laboratory analysis under clean room conditions are used to ensure the lowest achievable detection limits and to avoid common causes of sample contamination.

Lead and Copper Rule 

Lead and copper enter drinking water primarily through plumbing materials. Exposure to lead and copper may cause health problems ranging from stomach distress to brain damage. On June 7, 1991, EPA published a regulation to control lead and copper in drinking water. This regulation is known as the Lead and Copper Rule (also referred to as the LCR or 1991 Rule). NWDLS proudly offers testing of lead and copper in drinking water by EPA 200.8.

Organo-Phosphorus Pesticides by EPA 1657

The determination of Organo-Phosphorus Pesticides in municipal and industrial wastewater is determined in-house at NWDLS utilizing EPA 1657 which satisfies TCEQ Permit Renewal requirements.

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