Our Water Quality Protection Team is a group of specialized, scientific detectives that collect, monitor and track evidence for improving and protecting our rivers, Lake Michigan, and the Watersheds in MMSD's service area. They collect more than 150,000 water samples a year and analyze and investigate more than 1 million individual data measurements from our waterways, water reclamation facilities and sewers.
The team operates through five working groups:
Industrial Waste Pretreatment Group: Team members include Industrial Waste Engineers who monitor and enforce point source pollution programs, including Industrial Waste Pretreatment, Mercury Reduction, and Household Hazardous Waste.
Systems Monitoring/Conveyance Group: This group of analysts review, organize, monitor and analyze data generated from monitoring and sampling of the conveyance systems, groundwater, and stormwater programs. They are also responsible for regulatory reporting.
Industrial Honor Roll for 2012
Water Quality Research Group: Limnologists and water resource specialists who sample, monitor, analyze and report on the water quality in local watersheds.
Field Monitoring Group: Monitoring technicians and specialists engaged in sample and data collection, monitoring, and downloading data into the District's databases. This group provides support to Industrial Waste Engineers, Conveyance, Water Quality Research groups and Technical Services construction programs.
Central Laboratory Group: Scientific professionals, technicians, chemists and helpers who analyze samples and report findings from the test results.