Wildwood, Florida - Est. 1877


The Environmental Laboratory is located within the The City of Wildwood Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). It has the responsibility for the technical operations and sampling under National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) standards. This accreditation is achieved by monitoring standards of performance, quality control and quality assurance. The laboratory is responsible for taking the necessary steps and precautions to insure the validity of the analyses performed in the laboratory are accurate, thus ensuring reliable data. The laboratory maintains, adjusts, and manages control over its sampling results utilizing the Quality Manual, Standard Operating Procedures, and the Document Control System. It also ensures compliance with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) requirements for plant staffing and the plants operating protocols. 

This laboratory is certified under national standards overseen by the Florida Department of Health (FDH). The scope of our accreditations are for microbiology Fecal Coliform SM9222D, General Chemistry Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand SM5210B, Nitrate-Nitrite Analysis SM4500N03E, pH SM4500-H+-B, non-filterable residue (TSS) SM2540D, and total residual chlorine SM4500-CLD.

This laboratory maintains, records, and reports analytical results for Compliance with FDEP, Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), and FDH, Daily, Monthly, and Yearly sampling requirements for the wastewater plant and system. 

The City of Wildwood WWTP Laboratory also runs daily analysis for plant process control criteria. These daily analysis include pH, Total Suspended Solids (TSS),Total Residual Chlorine (TRC), Volatile Suspended Solids (VSS), Total Volatile Suspended Solids (TVSS), Alkalinity, Phosphate, Ammonia, and Nitrate. 

The laboratory recertifies under NELAC twice annually.