Jan. 8, 2007—Lehigh County has been awarded a Laboratory Excellence award from the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association.
Laboratory Director Sandy Weiss and Laboratory Analyst Carlos Silva accepted the award during EPWPCOA’s annual awards banquet, which was held in November.
“This award is well deserved because of the immense work that our laboratory performs each day,” says Lehigh County Project Manager William Haberstroh. “Many, many congratulations to the Lehigh laboratory staff.”
The Lehigh laboratory performs more than 1,000 tests annually from an outside laboratory contract and performs tests for five smaller wastewater treatment plants to comply with their own individual NPDES permits.
“This work and the large amount of laboratory work that is done just to monitor the liquid waste haulers and plant process samples show the excellent process and standards that the laboratory staff maintains,” adds Bill.
This is the third time that Lehigh County has won the Laboratory Excellence award. CH2M HILL has performed O&M services for Lehigh County since 1995.