The Laboratory Services program administers a broad range of analytical activities related to surface water quality, water treatment, wastewater treatment, and industrial wastewater. Included in these activities are regulatory compliance monitoring for both the water treatment and water reclamation facilities. Laboratory staff also provides analytical support in evaluating optimization of processes at the facilities.
Samples collected and analyzed for the Industrial Waste Control program help determine compliance with local, State and Federal requirements and provide information for the Septage Control and Surcharge programs. In addition to providing analytical services to the city’s Stormwater Services Division, laboratory staff also augment research efforts at local universities (through the Water Resources Research Institute of North Carolina for example) by conducting selected analyses. Laboratory Services also provides analytical response to customer water quality concerns.