Team member Margil Jimenez conducting lab analysis. (OC San photo)

Laboratory Pros are on the Frontlines of Finding PFAS

Coverage of PFAS is supported by Carollo
By CWEA staff, Emerging Issues, Regulations

In early 2022, OC San proudly announced they were the first municipal wastewater lab in California accredited to test for PFAS in wastewater. Today, there are 20 labs in California accredited for PFAS testing, OC San and the Inland Empire Utilities Agency are the only approved municipal labs.

OC San operates a state-of-the-art Environmental Sciences Laboratory conducting over 100,000 analyses per year. They are accredited by the State Water Board’s Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program and became the first public agency to receive national accreditation.

“This accreditation reflects OC San’s commitment to protect public health and the environment,” said Lan Wiborg, Director of Environmental Services. “We are very proud of all the work we’ve done to bring this issue to the forefront.”

OC San’s advanced laboratory in Fountain Valley. (OC San photo)