The Laboratory Services Division was originally developed to provide testing for the Health Department's Groundwater Monitoring Program. This program, which has been in existence for twenty years, serves residents within a one mile radius of the seven landfills in the county. Currently there are over two hundred participants in the program.
The Groundwater Monitoring Program assures homeowners around landfills that their groundwater is being monitored for contamination. By providing continuous monitoring, the Board of Health can spot trends early, and better protect the health or the public surrounding these landfill facilities.
The Laboratory Services Division provides detailed water test reports to homeowners that participate in the program, and is available for people with questions about their water quality.
The Groundwater Monitoring Program was recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) as a "Best Practice" in the field of Environmental Health.