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Accreditation
EPAL's Laboratories and Water Quality Control Department has been accredited since 1999 according to standard NP EN ISO/IEC 17025 - 'General requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations' for the following activities:
  • Collection, preservation, and transport of water samples for human consumption and natural water for the production of water for human consumption
  • Analysis of 110 water quality parameters (corresponding to 198 compounds) where some parameters/compounds have been accredited for more than one testing method
  • Water testing 135 analytical methods
  • Testing organic materials in contact with water for human consumption, which correspond to six methods/standards (with one of the two national laboratories holds this certification)
EPAL's Laboratories and Water Quality Control Department owns Certificate No. L0242, which is associated with two Technical Annexes L0242-1 regarding the sampling area and Lisbon Laboratory and L0242-2 regarding the Vale da Pedra Laboratory.

The List of tests included within the Flexible Accreditation scope is available here »
The tests included within the Intermediate Flexible Accreditation scope are available here »
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EPAL's testing laboratories have great credibility in the Portuguese and European national sector, which is shown to exist by the institutions that resort to its analytical services, with particular relevance on a national level to the Central Administration, Directorate-General of Health, "Entidade Reguladora de Serviços de Águas e Resíduos" (ERSAR), and municipalities by means of City Halls and their Municipal Services, as well as companies belonging to Grupo AdP, among others.

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