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Laboratory Certification

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.

Chemistry Laboratory Operations

  • The Water Sciences Section Chemistry Laboratory is committed to protecting and enhancing North Carolina's surface and ground water resources for the citizens of North Carolina and future generations. For information on WSS Chemistry Laboratory operations, click here.

Sample Information Pages

  • Web-pages and documents for Ordering SuppliesSample Submission Procedures,  Analytical Methods and PQL's& Technical Assistance.                                                     To access these pages, click here.

Safety

  • The WSS Chemistry Laboratory is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for its staff, as well as to visitors.  For Safety Policies and Procedures, click here.

LabWorks LIMS

  • LabWorks is the WSS Chemistry Laboratory'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. For LIMS information, click here.

Staff Contacts

  • Our staff are excellent resources for information and welcome the opportunity to provide scientific consultation. Contact information can be accessed here.

Employee Profiles

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About the WSS Chemistry Laboratory 

The Water Sciences Section (WSS) Chemistry Laboratory is comprised of the Microbiology and Inorganic Chemistry Branch, Organic Chemistry Branch, Laboratory Support Group, a regional laboratory, and the Laboratory Certification Program. The laboratory serves as a technical support organization with the following functions:

  • Provides analytical laboratory support to the Department of Environement and Natural Resources (DENR) in the form of physical, chemical and microbiological analyses of surface water, ground water, waste water, soil, sediment and fish tissue samples.
  • Operates a wastewater/groundwater laboratory certification program to ensure the quality of state-required monitoring analyses.
  • Provides consultation and assistance to state, federal and local agencies, private laboratories and individuals in matters of analytical methodology and quality assurance.

The WSS Chemistry Laboratory is comprised of managers, chemists, chemistry technicians and administrative and support personnel. The lab's primary clients are various Division of Water Resources 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 and is referred to as the Asheville Regional Office (ARO) Laboratory.

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