The Environmental Field Team collects and conducts field analysis of environmental samples. Field analyses includes the following parameters; Dissolved Oxygen, Total Suspended Solids (TSS), turbidity, chlorophyll-a, salinity, chlorides, PH, temperature and conductivity. Team members are trained to sample soils, sediments, surface waters, groundwater and hazardous materials when required. The Environmental Field Team provides training and services to other members of the Department, other County agencies and various local and State entities. The field team often collects samples to assist with environmental compliance and assessment issues.
The Field Team is responsible for the sample collection and monitoring of our canals and Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) quarterly which includes 46 sites throughout the County as part of the surface water quality monitoring program. Our team follows the most advanced and approved EPA and State regulations for sample collection.