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Pace® Services for Public Utilities

Pace® provides many different types of public utilities with laboratory testing and analytical services that help make the world a safer, healthier place. Our commitment to providing you with accurate, timely data for regulatory reporting helps ensure you can fulfill your commitments to the people you serve.

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Who We Serve


Public Water Systems


Solid Waste Facilities


Wastewater Treatment Utilities

Pace® Regulatory Compliance Testing Services

Pace® has decades of experience helping public utilities comply with an increasingly complex regulatory environment.

SDWA Testing

Pace® offers a full range of testing services to help public water systems comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requirements, safeguarding public health by monitoring water quality.

UCMR Compliance

Pace® has been providing UCMR testing services since UCMR 3. We are an EPA-approved lab for UCMR 5 and provide testing for all compounds covered: 29 PFAS plus lithium.

NPDES Permit Testing

Pace® wastewater effluent testing services are essential to ensuring compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program at both the federal and state levels.

ELG Testing

The EPA’s Effluent Guidelines Program is changing to include more contaminants than ever. You can count on us to stay right in step so we can help you ensure compliance with the latest effluent limitation guidelines (ELGs).

RCRA Testing

Our comprehensive portfolio of solid waste testing services helps solid waste producers and handlers comply with the stringent requirements set forth by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

State and Local Regulations

Pace® maintains lab approvals in states across the country so we can help you comply with even the most complex and demanding of local regulatory requirements for environmental contaminants.

What We Test

Public utilities are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting public health and the environment. Our testing services cover the complete range of environmental matrices managed, treated, or impacted by public utilities.

Pace® Environmental Testing Services for Public Water Systems

There are more than 150,000 public water systems in the United States and many more private and transient systems. Pace® maintains laboratory certifications in every state that offers them so we can provide you with comprehensive testing services that meet your public health and regulatory compliance requirements. Some of the testing services we most commonly provide to drinking water systems include:

Pace® Environmental Testing Services Wastewater Facilities

Pace® supports wastewater treatment facilities in protecting public health and the environment with environmental testing services for many harmful pollutants and pathogens. We have developed effective methods for testing all types of wastewater, including wastewater with high levels of suspended solids. Our wastewater testing services also extend to biosolids, helping to ensure the safe reuse or disposal of these nutrient-rich materials. Common wastewater testing services include:

Pace® Environmental Testing Services for Solid Waste Management

Pace® provides environmental testing services for both hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste management. Our services can help ensure waste is appropriately characterized and disposed of in accordance with local and federal regulations. Some of the services we commonly provide to solid waste management facilities include:

Pace® TCLP Center of Excellence

Solid waste handling and management practices have been under increased scrutiny in recent years. Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure is a test designed to simulate leaching through a landfill to assess if waste should be classified as hazardous. The Pace® TCLP Center of Excellence helps companies identify the toxicity characteristics of their waste and guides them in making informed decisions about its proper handling, treatment, and disposal.


The U.S. EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) is a vital program designed to monitor the presence of unregulated contaminants in the nation’s drinking water. Pace® has analyzed more than 100,000 drinking water samples under UCMR 3, UCMR 4, and UCMR 5. Pace® partnered with the EPA to test its UCMR 5 methods and is EPA-approved to provide UCMR 5 testing services for all 29 PFAS plus lithium.

Lead & Copper Testing in Drinking Water

Pace® provides comprehensive lead and copper testing services for drinking water, filling the critical need for monitoring of these potentially harmful contaminants in schools, daycare facilities, and other public and residential buildings. Our testing services are aligned with regulatory guidelines, ensuring that water providers and communities meet the standards set by the Lead and Copper Rule and other relevant regulations.

PFAS Testing

Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a diverse group of synthetic compounds that have been used in the production of hundreds of industrial and consumer products for decades. Unfortunately, many of these compounds have been shown to be toxic, leading to increased monitoring requirements for public water systems, wastewater treatment facilities, and solid waste management. Pace® was one of the first commercial laboratories to provide PFAS testing services geared toward the needs of public utilities.

Waterborne Pathogens

Every year, waterborne diseases lead to approximately 7 million illnesses and incur healthcare costs of around $3 billion in the U.S. Pace® provides targeted, accurate, and defensible testing for Legionella and other waterborne pathogens in finished drinking water, drinking water sources, and wastewater.

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