The North Carolina Wastewater/Groundwater Laboratory Certification (NC WW/GW LC) program is a vital component in the effort to ensure the quality of analytical data used for regulatory purposes by various programs within the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). For information regarding Laboratory Certification, click here. To nominate someone for the 2013 NC AWWA/WEA Wastewater Lab Analyst Award for outstanding performance, professionalism and contributions to the water quality analysis profession, click here.
The Division of Water Quality Laboratory Section is committed to protecting and enhancing North Carolina's surface and groundwater resources for the citizens of North Carolina and future generations by providing the highest quality data and the best overall service in environmental testing. The Section's primary clients are the DWQ Surface Water Protection and Aquifer Protection Sections and the Division of Waste Management's Underground Storage Tank (UST) Section. For information regarding the DWQ Chemistry Laboratory, click here.
Departmental employees may access sample collection and submittal guidance documents, sample transmittal forms, and information on how to order sampling supplies (containers, chemical preservatives, etc.) via the Sample Information Pages (click here).
The Laboratory Section is committed to providing a safe and healthful work environment for its staff, those submitting samples to the laboratories and laboratory visitors. Click here to review Safety Policies and Procedures for the DWQ Laboratory Section.
LabWorks is the Laboratory Section's Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) used to handle and report the Laboratory's analytical data and provide the Division with a single, integrated database of analytical results. More information about the Laboratory Section LIMS can be accessed by clicking here.
The Laboratory Section employs managers, chemists, chemistry technicians and administrative and support personnel. Our staff are excellent resources for information and welcome any opportunity to provide scientific consultation. Contact information including name, email address, physical and mailing address, fax number, telephone number and extension can be accessed here.
Follow this Employee Profiles link to see what some of our employees are up to.
Welcome to our new website. We hope you will see many improvements and we are eager to get your feedback. Please contact the Laboratory Section website administrator if you have comments or suggestions, or if you need assistance finding information.
The websites listed on this page may contain useful information related to environmental monitoring. Click here to view related websites.
The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) Laboratory Section is a technical support organization with the following functions:
The Laboratory Section is comprised of managers, chemists, chemistry technicians and administrative and support personnel. The Section's primary clients are the DWQ Aquifer Protection, Environmental Sciences, and Surface Water Protection Sections, and the Division of Waste Management's (DWM's) Underground Storage Tank (UST) Section.
The main facility (referred to as the Central Laboratory) is located in Raleigh, NC. A satellite laboratory is strategically located in the western (Swannannoa, NC) region of the state to provide assistance with time-sensitive tests. This is referred to as the Asheville Regional Office (ARO) Laboratory.