APPENDIX A: WATER QUALITY DATA ELEMENTS FOR CHEMICAL
AND MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYTES
Data Elements for Reporting Water Quality Results of Chemical and Microbiological Analytes
This version of the file, Final WQDE 20010622, last revised 20011024, shows the changes recommended and accepted by the
National Water Quality Monitoring Council on June 06, 2001, based on its WQDE modification policy.
1.1 Sources of Data
(Alternate Names: Data Owner, Data Source,
Sampling Entity, Laboratory Name and Address)
This element identifies the primary sources or
providers of data to the system, whether within or
outside the agency, including: name, address,
telephone number including area code and e-mail
address of the agency to direct questions about the
sample analytical results.
1.1.1 Organization Formal Name
The legal, formal name of an organization that is
the primary source of data.
1.1.2 Mailing Address
The exact address where a mail piece is intended
to be delivered, including urban-style street
address, rural route, and PO Box.
1.1.3 Mailing Address City Name
The name of the city, town, or village where the
mail is delivered.
1.1.4 Mailing Address State Name
The name of the state where mail is delivered.
1.1.5 Mailing Address ZIP Code/ International
The combination of the 5-digit Zone Improvement
Plan (ZIP) code and the four-digit extension code
(if available) that represents the geographic
segment that is a subunit of the ZIP code, assigned
by the U.S. Postal Service to a geographic location
to facilitate mail delivery; or the postal zone
specific to the country, other than the U.S., where
the mail is delivered.
1.1.6 Telephone Number
The telephone number including area code of the
person who is the point of contact for an
1.1.7 Electronic Mail Address Text
The text that describes an