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Regional Response Water Laboratory


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The Erie County Regional Response Water Laboratory is an Ohio EPA certified laboratory for bacteria and microcystin toxin analysis in drinking water.  This laboratory is capable of testing drinking water for harmful algal bloom toxins and bacteria.  The laboratory can also test wastewater and recreational water parameters from septic systems and beach water.

Current water testing capabilities

Wastewater Drinking Water (municipal and wells) Beach Water
Bacteria* Bacteria* Bacteria*
Total Suspended Solids (TSS) Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Toxin Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Toxin
pH pH
Chlorine Chlorine
Ammonia (NH3/NH4)
Dissolved Oxygen (DO)

*This laboratory is approved to perform Most Probable Number (MPN) or MUG bacteria results

For more information contact laboratory manager Jim Warner at 419-626-5623 EXT 105 or by e-mail at