Laboratory

Public Works laboratory staff

The staff consists of:
  • Chief Chemist
  • Chemist
  • 2 Assistant Chemists
  • Water Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Aquatic Biologist
  • Pretreatment Coordinator
  • 2 Industrial Waste Specialists

Our Water Quality section works with the Operations, Distribution and Laboratory staff to ensure the delivery of a reliable and safe water supply. The bacteriological testing of new water mains ensures that outside contamination does not enter the water distribution system. Daily analysis of chlorine and fluoride ensure correct chemical doses for optimal effectiveness without using excess treatment chemicals, therefore saving money for our customers. An extensive monitoring program requires sampling and analysis of drinking water throughout the City. The Public Works staff chooses to go beyond the federally mandated frequencies for sampling and analysis. We believe this is another safeguard to protect our customers against potentially harmful contamination.

The Laboratory staff has won the Indiana Water Pollution Control Association's Laboratory Excellence Award for the 23rd time in twenty-four years of participation. This recognizes the production of excellent, legally defensible data resulting from an outstanding Quality Assurance program that incorporates specialized training, detailed record keeping, a safe working environment and a detail oriented staff.

The Laboratory section analyzes over 4,000 samples annually for multiple parameters.  The laboratory's analysis includes drinking water, wastewater, industrial effluent, groundwater, surface water, swimming pool water, biosolids and soil samples.  

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Lynn Brabec,
Environmental Compliance Supervisor

1201 S Nappanee St
Elkhart, IN 46516
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