The Organic Chemistry Section analyzes samples from Mississippi's public water supplies for regulatory compliance.
The laboratory is equipped with high-performance liquid chromatographs, gas chromatographs, purge-and-trap gas chromatograph-mass spectrometers and other specimen preparation equipment.
Drinking Water Analyses Available
The Environmental Organic Chemistry Section analyzes drinking water for a number of chemical contaminants including:
- Polychlorinated Biphenyls
- Semivolatile Organic Compounds
- Volatile Organic Compounds
- Haloacetic Acids
Results for these tests are forwarded to the MSDH Bureau of Public Water Supply to ensure regulatory compliance. The Bureau of Public Water Supply is the enforcement authority responsible for ensuring that public water systems comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act.
If residents have questions concerning the quality of drinking water from their public water system, they should contact the MSDH Bureau of Public Water Supply's Compliance and Enforcement office at (601) 576-7518.
For further information contact the Environmental Organic Chemistry Section director at 601-576-7582.