To ensure that the analytical testing is performed to the highest possible standard, the Water Quality Laboratory maintains both the mandatory approval required by the Province and voluntarily participates in several other types of programs.

Mandatory Approval

Water Bacteriology Testing Laboratory Approval Certificate

Issued by the BC Provincial Health Officer for bacteriological testing of drinking water in the Province of British Columbia

Clinical Microbiology Proficiency Testing Program Certificate of Participation

Issued by the Advisory Committee for Water Bacteriology Laboratories, which is operated by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia

Voluntary Programs

Ecosystem Inter-laboratory Quality Assurance Program

Administered and operated by the National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario

Professional Memberships

Our technical and supervisory staff are members of numerous professional associations that promote the latest research and technical developments.
  • Canadian Water Resources Association
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Water Works Association
  • British Columbia Water and Waste Association
  • American Water Resources Association
  • Canadian Association for Environmental Analytical Laboratories
  • North American Benthological Society
  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • North American Lake Management Society