Monterey One Water is here to protect public health and the environment. To verify the integrity of the treatment processes and final water quality, our onsite laboratory is staffed with an experienced team of specialists. The laboratory is certified by the California State Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) in the following fields of testing:
Microbiology of Drinking Water
Inorganic Chemistry of Drinking Water
Microbiological Methods for Non-Potable Water and Sewage Sludge
Inorganic Constituents in Non-Potable Water
Microbiological Methods for Ambient Water
Strict standards require annual accreditation reviews including onsite inspections and proficiency testing studies. ELAP auditors also make unannounced visits to ensure all regulatory codes are being followed. For testing of trace organics, pesticides, and metals, Monterey One Water contracts with ELAP-certified laboratories whose fields of testing include these parameters.
Our primary responsibility is to process wastewater so it is safe for reintroduction into the environment. This occurs through three types of discharge, each of which is closely monitored and regulated by state and federal agencies. Regulations help safeguard public health and the environment by setting strict operational and water quality standards. Monterey One Water staff prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual water quality reports to regulators at the California Water Boards.