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. In addition, the laboratory provides technical and contract support to other county, state and local agencies. Analysts 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 Environmental Monitoring Lab analyzes for a number of parameters in solid, surface and ground waters, including; extractable organics, nutrients, metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), microbial parameters and physical properties of the samples. In addition, the laboratory is certified for the identification of Fecal Coliform, E. Coli and Enterococci in surface waters to comply with the needs of cities and municipalities as part of the NPDES Program. The laboratory also implemented a Microbial Source Tracking (MST) program 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:
- Assessing the Effects of Hydrating Snake Warrior's Island Natural Area with Urban Storm Water
- Assessing the Effects of Hydrating Snake Warrior's Island Natural Area with Urban Storm Water Appendices 1-4
- The Occurrence of Metals in Broward County Waterways
- An Investigation of Water Quality Complaints in the Kingfisher Canal, Deerfield Beach, FL
- Summary of Bacteriological Testing in the Las Olas Isles
- Implementation of a Chemical Method for Differentiating Human and Animal Fecal impacts in Surface Waters and Sediments
- A Survey of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Port Everglades Surface Waters
- A Survey of the Occurrence and Distribution of Volatile Organic Compounds in Broward County Surface Waters
- A Second Survey of the Occurrence and Distribution of Volatile Organic Compounds in Broward County Surface Waters
- New River Restoration Plan 1994
- New River Restoration Plan Update; Activities & Accomplishments from 1991-2000
- Water and Sediment Quality of the Lakes at Vista View Park
- Technical Report Series TR: 05-01 Metals in Fish From the North Fork of the New River
What Can I Do To Protect Water Quality?
- Do's and Don'ts Around the Business
- Do a Number On Cleaning Up the New River
- Where Should the Water Go?
- Get involved and participate in Water Matters Day with Broward County
For More Information
Call the Environmental Lab at 954-519-1240 or go to the Publications Page Weather/Storm LinksWeather/Storm Links