Surveillance Lab Equipment Purchase

CIP# 650898-100000

This project will provide funds for the purchase of a Liquid Chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) unit for the sewer system Surveillance Laboratory located at 1250 Fairwood Avenue. This equipment will allow the lab to analyze wastewater samples for emerging contaminants, such as PFAS and azole compounds. 

The Surveillance Lab currently does not a have a way to analyze wastewater samples for these emerging contaminants that could negatively impact the treatment process at both the Southerly and Jackson Pike WWTPs. Protecting our WWTPs prevents negative impacts to receiving waters and the community at large, in addition to supporting environmental compliance for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage.

The LC-MS/MS is expected to be installed in the Surveillance Lab in the 4th quarter of 2023.

The financing of the LC-MS/MS is being provided by a principal forgiveness loan through OEPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Program.

The Ohio EPA has completed a Limited Environmental Review (LER) for this project. View the LER and the letter(PDF, 623KB) of "Notice of Issuance of a Limited Environmental Review and Finding of No Significant Impact.” 

Surveillance Lab Equipment