Water Pollution

The Water Pollution Section provides analytical services to DOH agencies responsible for the restoration and maintenance of the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of the state’s surface and ocean waters to meet national and state goals.

Our customers include the Clean Water Branch Monitoring and Enforcement Sections, the Environmental Planning Office, the Sanitation Branch, and the Wastewater Branch.

Current Analytical Monitoring

Monitoring Stream Waters and Coastal Waters For:

  • Ammonia-nitrogen
  • Chlorophyll–a
  • Dissolved Silica
  • Nitrate + Nitrite–Nitrogen
  • Salinity
  • Total Nitrogen
  • Total Phosphorus
  • Total Suspended Solids
  • Turbidity

Monitoring Wastewaters For:

  • 5-Day biological oxygen demand (BOD)
  • Fluorescein (spill indicator dye)
  • Oil and Grease
  • Select Metals