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March 2011

OPSU Lab Now Accredited to Provide Testing for Kansas and Texas


Municipal water departments in Kansas and Texas now have a more convenient option for regulatory drinking water testing. The Murphy-Brown LLC Water Quality Testing Laboratory on the campus of Oklahoma Panhandle State University has received accreditation to perform "Bac-T" testing for municipalities and other entities in Kansas and Texas. Bac-T is a measure of the presence or absence of E. coli and total coliforms in water.

The lab opened in 2009, and samples have come from as far as 100 miles away as customers would rather drive their samples to OPSU than risk not getting on-time delivery to another lab. The lab also receives samples shipped to the facility.

Complete information about tests performed and sampling instructions may be found online at http://waterlab.opsu.edu/. The Murphy-Brown LLC Water Quality Testing Laboratory provides water quality expertise, and Lab Director John Koehn and Water Lab Supervisor Deborah Ask welcome inquiries. Clients may visit the lab, located in the Science and Agriculture building on the east end of the first floor, or telephone Koehn at 580-349-1571.

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