Environmental Chemistry Program

The mission of The Environmental Chemistry Laboratory is to provide testing services to ensure the health and safety of Utah’s environment and its citizens. We work with state agencies, local health departments, public utilities, local and regional citizens to deliver unbiased, high-quality, prompt results. We test for environmental chemical and biological contaminants in soils, drinking water, lakes and rivers, etc.

Program Info


Utah Public Health Building

Chemistry Program Manager:
R&D Program Manager: Kyle Ashby, PhD
Quality Assurance Manager: Alia Rauf
CT Coord/Lead Chemist: Rita Cheng, PhD

Main Desk: (801) 965-2400
Email: uphlchem@utah.gov
Sample Receiving: (801) 965-2405

News


EPA does not regulate or provide standards for individual private wells. As a private well owner, you are responsible for the safety of your water. You should contact your local health department for recommended testing and standards.

At a minimum, well owners should have the following tests performed on an annual basis:

  • Nitrate
  • pH
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Total Coliform


Our Mission:
To provide testing services to ensure the health and safety of Utah’s environment and its citizens.