The City of Woodland operates a state-certified environmental testing laboratory which supports the City’s wastewater, drinking water and storm water utilities. The Laboratory Supervisor, two Laboratory Technicians and a Laboratory Intern oversee a variety of testing and reporting programs:
The laboratory serves the needs of the wastewater treatment facility and its pretreatment program by performing testing for process control and regulatory compliance. Testing includes general chemistry and biological analyses of wastewater, biosolids, receiving water, groundwater, and other matrices that are products of the wastewater treatment process. We perform over 10,000 tests annually for the wastewater treatment branch.
The laboratory supports the City drinking water production and distribution groups by providing dependable, economical sample collection and testing. Laboratory testing includes routine bacteriological and chemical analyses of drinking water from the City’s distribution system and production wells.
In partnership with the Public Works Utilities Division, the laboratory conducts baseline monitoring of the City’s storm water system. The data allows us to assess water quality impacts to local creeks and streams due to storm water runoff and to better manage our system to minimize these impacts.
For more information on the City’s environmental laboratory program, please contact us at 530-661-2065.