Water quality

Water is the most important substance for supporting life.  It's also a major route for transmission of disease.  Biotechnology methods are used to screen water and identify pathogenic microbes and harmful chemicals.

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Chemistry Quality Control teams perform daily bench work. To meet required levels of quality, they test all raw materials, packing materials, and finished products according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). Technicians operate sophisticated test equipment and use advanced computers to ... Read more

Environmental science and protection technicians monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution and contamination, including those affecting health.

Environmental science and protection technicians typically inspect establishments, including public places and businesses, to ... Read more

Water quality technicians test for microbes and chemical contaminants in recreational, potable, and waste water to determine if the water meets EPA standards. 

They follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). They are responsible for calibrating and maintaing the equipment ... Read more

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Jennifer Creekmur is a research assistant intern at City of Racine Health Department, Laboratory.  She talked to us about her position as an intern working in water quality.  Read more

Veronica Benites works for Cel Analytical analyzing potable, recreational, and waste water.  She shared her insights about her work and education.  Read more

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