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Wastewater Operations Laboratory

The Wastewater Laboratory is a comprehensive environmental testing facility certified by the State of Florida Department of Health. The Laboratory is certified in the following categories: Nutrients, Demands, Metals, Minerals, Organics, Physical Constituents, and Microbiology. The Laboratory participates in the US EPA Discharge Monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) Program, and The State of Florida Water Pollution Evaluation Program. The State of Florida Department of Health approves the Comprehensive QA Plan of the Laboratory.

The Laboratory receives and logs approximately 6000 samples and performs approximately 35,000 analytical tests on these samples annually. Samples come from the following sources: Glendale Wastewater Facility, Northside Wastewater Facility, Wetland, Industrial Pretreatment, and Public Works Lakes, among others. We are presently providing analytical services for the Lake Hollingsworth Restoration Project, the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport Wetlands Project, and we have recently completed the Wetlands Flow Study Project.

The Laboratory uses state of the art analytical equipment to test for metals and nutrients. A fully equipped microbiology laboratory tests for coliforms and other bacteria in the City’s wastewater system and lakes. We use traditional wet-chemistry procedures to analyze other parameters such as Chemical and Biological Oxygen Demands, solids, cyanide, phenols, and recoverable petroleum hydrocarbons.

Through stringent Quality Control/Quality Assurance, it is our goal to produce the most accurate and reliable data possible to protect our water and environment.

For Additional Information Contact:

William Mahon Chemist
1825 Glendale Street
Lakeland, Florida 33803

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Phone: (863) 834-8277
Fax: (863) 834-6271

Certification Information

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