The Environmental Monitoring Laboratory was founded in the early 1970's and has grown to a 10,000 square feet state of the art LEED facility. The laboratory utilizes the most advanced technology and equipment to provide expert service to the community. The Laboratory is located on the University of Florida campus in Davie, FL.
Laboratory staff regularly collect samples at various monitoring sites selected by state, county and federal governments to ensure proper monitoring and assessments can be completed. Staff are also available to provide technical and contract support to other county, state and local agencies. Laboratory staff develop and implement projects, interpret data and report results of theses studies to interested regulatory entities and the general public. Regulatory changes are implemented through a number of programs including the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program and Everglades Restoration Program. The Lab can analyze for a number of parameters in soils and surface and ground waters, including; extractable organics, nutrients, metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), microbial parameters and physical properties of the samples. Presently, the laboratory is certified for the identification of Fecal Coliform and Enterococci in surface waters to comply with the needs of cities and municipalities as part of the NPDES Program. The laboratory is also developing capabilities for Molecular Microbial Source Tracking (MST) to identify sources of pollutants in our waterways and the best way to reduce their impacts
Directions to The Environmental Monitoring Laboratory:
From I-95, take I-595 west to Davie Rd. Go south on Davie Rd. and turn right/west onto Nova Drive. From Nova Drive, turn left/south onto College Avenue. On College Avenue turn right at the blue sign for the University of Florida (3205 College Ave.). Once on campus, the Laboratory is the second building on the right, just past the yellow University of Florida building.
The following .pdf reports, related to water quality, are available on the DPEP Technical Reports webpage, or can be obtained by calling the Environmental Monitoring Laboratory:
What Can I Do To Protect Water Quality?
For More Information
Call the Environmental Lab at 954-519-1240 or go to the Publications Page Weather/Storm LinksWeather/Storm Links